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Wahl, Rachel – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2017
Fierce debates over standardized assessments in teacher preparation have revolved around flaws in implementation and the politics of privatization. While important, this focus obscures the philosophical divide between proponents and opponents of standardized assessments. This article examines how faculty in New York State argue for and against a…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Teacher Education, Privatization, Teacher Educators
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Hansen, David T.; Wozniak, Jason Thomas; Galindo Diego, Ana Cecilia – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2015
In this article, we describe a longitudinal inquiry into what it means to be a person in our contemporary world. Our method constitutes a dynamic, non-objectifying fusion of empirical and philosophical anthropology. Field-based anthropology examines actualities: how people lead their lives and talk about them. Philosophical anthropology addresses…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Public School Teachers, Field Studies, Educational Anthropology
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Davies, W. Martin – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2007
This paper outlines new work in cross-cultural psychology largely drawn from Nisbett, Choi, and Smith ("Cognition," 65, 15-32, 1997); Nisbett, Peng, Choi, & Norenzayan, "Psychological Review," 108(2), 291-310, 2001; Nisbett, "The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why." New…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Influences, Role
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Danesi, Marcel – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2007
Word problems in mathematics seem to constantly pose learning difficulties for all kinds of students. Recent work in math education (for example, [Lakoff, G. & Nunez, R. E. (2000). "Where mathematics comes from: How the embodied mind brings mathematics into being." New York: Basic Books]) suggests that the difficulties stem from an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics), Figurative Language, Content Analysis