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Wahl, Rachel – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
How can universities cultivate students' capacity to learn across political divides? While many universities affirm the importance of open exchange between people who hold different views, it is unclear whether, what, and how students learn through such conversations. This article draws on observations of a deliberative dialogue between college…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Learning Processes, Universities, Dialogs (Language)
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Mili; Winch, Christopher – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
What is the role of textbooks in promoting teaching, and how does this role relate to teachers' subject knowledge, qualifications and autonomy? In this article, we study one aspect of the relationship between the use of textbooks and good teaching by examining how teachers' subject knowledge in the subject they are expected to teach relates to how…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Qualifications
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Cantu, Gerald C. – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Secondary education schools in the United States routinely distribute differential educational provisions to students through a widely implemented tracking system. This article aims to show that this tracking system is unjust. It begins with a characterization of the tracking system as it is typically implemented in the United States, and its…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Secondary Education, Equal Education, Social Justice
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Maxwell, Bruce; Waddington, David I.; McDonough, Kevin – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Why do society and the courts so readily recognize university and college teachers' academic freedom but just as readily deny primary and secondary school teachers the same right? To investigate this question, this article considers teachers' work in light of the standard justifications for granting academic freedom in higher education: that…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Higher Education
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Marshall, Mason – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Despite how revered Socrates is among many educators nowadays, he can seem in the end to be a poor model for them, particularly because of how often he refutes his interlocutors and poses leading questions. As critics have noted, refuting people can turn them away from inquiry instead of drawing them in, and being too directive with them can…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Risk, Educational Philosophy, Inquiry
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Felder, Franziska – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Accounts of inclusive education that locate the concept of inclusion within theories of individual rights face two problems. The first problem, called 'the dilemma of identity', assumes that on one hand we need communities to develop and ensure a sense of identity and a feeling of social inclusion, whereas on the other hand, inclusion is only…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Equal Education, Identification (Psychology)
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Skovlund, Henrik – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Children with psychiatric diagnoses such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention-deficit disorder and autism spectrum disorder have often been the topic of heated debate between those who favour the view that the global increase in children who receive these diagnoses is the result of pathologizing and stigmatizing discourses and…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Wareham, Ruth J. – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
In this article, I illuminate ongoing debates about the normative status of indoctrination via close examination of recent work in the philosophy of psychiatry and, more particularly, delusion. Here it has been argued, contrary to the established view that delusional states of mind are epistemically problematic, that delusions can (at least under…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Ideology, Information Dissemination, Misconceptions
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Goodman, Joan F.; Cook, Britiny Iris – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Children in schools are often shamed, at times intentionally, sometimes inadvertently. The question we pose is whether this practice violates their fundamental human rights, in particular that of freedom. Arguably, because of their limited capacities and dependent status what children require is protection rather than rights. Yet, children are not…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Freedom, Punishment, Anxiety
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Easton, Christina Elizabeth – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
This article is a reply to Matthew Clayton and David Stephens's 2018 article 'What is the point of religious education?' (see EJ1173708). I begin by problematising the 'acceptability requirement' used to justify the authors' conclusions. I then disambiguate the key claim made in the article. If interpreted broadly, as an attack on curricula that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Change, Ethical Instruction, Role of Education
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Jones, Todd – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Teachers of literature often have students read works of fiction to learn important truths about the world. But, it is not clear how looking at a work of fiction can tell us about the actual world. This article examines whether and how this can be done.
Descriptors: Fiction, Teaching Methods, Reading Assignments, Relevance (Education)
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Shapiro, Lawrence; Stolz, Steven A. – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Psychology has made, and continues to make, a significant contribution to the discipline area of education. Since one of the main aims of education concerns student learning -- which is an indisputably psychological phenomenon -- we argue that the emerging research agenda of embodied cognition has much to offer educational practitioners,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Human Body, Cognitive Science, Educational Research