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Peterson, Andrew – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2018
The aim of this paper is to consider the ways in which civic republican theory can provide a meaningful and useful account of social justice, one that is which holds resonance for educational debates. Recognising the need for educationalists interested in civic republicanism to pay greater attention to ideas of justice--and in particular social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Correlation, Models, Freedom
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Charles, Matthew – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2018
Although, as a result of the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework, the principle of teaching excellence is receiving renewed attention in English higher education, the idea has been left largely undefined. The cynic might argue, in agreement with Bill Readings, that this lack of a precise definition is deliberate, since teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bates, Agnieszka – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2014
The introduction of the "National Strategies" for primary education in 1998, positioned "strategy" as a powerful instrument for mobilising the school "workforce" in England in the cause of continuous improvement. Government approaches to strategy formulation and enactment appear to reflect an instrumentalist…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Phenomenology
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Moran, Paul; Murphy, Mark – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
"Pupil voice" is a movement within state education in England that is associated with democracy, change, participation and the raising of educational standards. While receiving much attention from educators and policy makers, less attention has been paid to the theory behind the concept of pupil voice. An obvious point of theoretical…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Pragmatics, Democracy, Teaching Methods
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Crick, Ruth Deakin; Joldersma, Clarence W. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2007
Citizenship and its education is again gaining importance in many countries. This paper uses England as its primary example to develop a Habermasian perspective on this issue. The statutory requirements for citizenship education in England imply that significant attention be given to the moral and social development of the learner over time, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Social Development, Moral Development
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Trohler, Daniel – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2004
History of education emerges during the course of the nineteenth century in Germany and is marked by four features. It is educational, and not scientific in nature, because it was written primarily for teacher education and training; it is national, or even nationalistic; it is oriented almost exclusively towards German philosophy; and it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Educational History, Teacher Education
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Colbeck, John – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2001
Suggests that if educators and parents both looked more to the interests of the child, the concept of 'child' would be revised, as would the concept of 'self.' Explains that in the classroom, children are forced to behave as adults would have them behave, rather than learning in modes that reflect a child's natural behaviors. (NB)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Compulsory Education, Discovery Processes
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Darling, John; Nisbet, John – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2000
Dewey's ideas were slower to be accepted in Britain than elsewhere, due to pedagogical, epistemological, social and political factors. Only the pedagogical ideas elicited even minor support in the first half of the century. Developments after 1960 led to widespread implementation of Dewey's principles mainly in the primary education sector.(PGS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Theories, Political Attitudes, Primary Education