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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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Riveros, Augusto – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
In this paper I highlight the significance of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's contribution to the study of teacher learning. I particularly draw on his notion of "embodiment" to show that professional knowledge is embodied knowledge and that teachers make sense of their professional world through their embodied action. I contrast my…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Cooperation, Models
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Bull, Barry L. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2006
The purpose of this paper is to consider whether standards-based school reform is an acceptable strategy for achieving a politically legitimate school system according to a principle of personal liberty. First, it briefly describes the purpose and implementation of standards-based school reform in the U.S. It then considers the ramifications of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Outcome Based Education, Academic Standards, School Restructuring
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Edgoose, Julian – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2006
In contrast to Jean-Francois Lyotard's classic warning, postmodern society in the United States seems increasingly influenced by metanarratives--religious metanarratives. This article examines the implications of this religious resurgence for educational researchers. It offers a competing analysis of the postmodern that draws on Harold Bloom,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Religious Factors
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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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Baader, Meika Sophia – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2004
This contribution compares entries on Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten in German and United States' histories of education from 1857 to 1933. In the American histories, Froebel appears as the great "hero" of education of the 19th century, whereas in the German histories, Pestalozzi is the "hero." This difference in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Politics of Education, Public Education
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Stone, Lynda – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2004
The contemporary crisis in American Education that has resulted in Bush sponsored federal legislation for accountability and standardized testing is the setting for an essay introducing the work of French philosopher, Julia Kristeva. The comparison is between an "educated subject" that might well come to be constituted in schooling at…
Descriptors: Public Education, Status, Student Development, Individual Development