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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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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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Tomlinson, Michael; Kelly, Paul – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Assessing the value of HE has now become embroiled in discussions of its functions and outputs in the context of increased marketisation. Much of this is based on a fairly crude value framing concerning the economic impact, return value and, measured performance, derived from HE. This article explores the concept of value associated with the work…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Correlation
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Reidenberg, Joel R.; Schaub, Florian – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Education, Big Data, and student privacy are a combustible mix. The improvement of education and the protection of student privacy are key societal values. Big Data and Learning Analytics offer the promise of unlocking insights to improving education through large-scale empirical analysis of data generated from student information and student…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Security, Student Records, Privacy
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Zeide, Elana; Nissenbaum, Helen – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
The current debate about student privacy issues raised by education technology focuses on how schools information with private vendors. It neglects a related but different trend, namely, the rise of online learning platforms offering learning experiences and credentials directly to users. These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Virtual…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Privacy, Educational Technology
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Cuevas, Joshua; Dawson, Bryan L. – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
This study tested two cognitive models, learning styles and dual coding, which make contradictory predictions about how learners process and retain visual and auditory information. Learning styles-based instructional practices are common in educational environments despite a questionable research base, while the use of dual coding is less…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Models, Comparative Analysis
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Martin, Christopher – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
As governments shift costs from the public to students, a higher education has become synonymous with educational debt. Liberal egalitarians have justified educational debt on the grounds that it facilitates socioeconomic equality. On this view, the public should only fund access for those students who are so poorly off that educational debt would…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Debt (Financial)
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O'Brien, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Many egalitarians believe that there is a pro tanto reason to remedy inequalities of opportunity in access to higher education. This consensus, I argue, masks practical disagreement among egalitarians: in many real-world choice contexts, egalitarians will disagree about which policies are to be endorsed, both from the point of view of equality and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Voigt, Kristin – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Are scenarios in which disadvantaged students prefer not to attend (certain) universities a concern from the perspective of an egalitarian theory of justice? I consider this question from the respective perspectives of two prominent approaches to equality: distributive theories, which focus on the fairness of inequalities in outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Theories, Disadvantaged
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Lamboy, Lily; Lu, Amanda – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
In recent years, "No Excuses" charter schools have been hailed as a promising solution to closing the "achievement gap" between low-income students of color and their high-income White peers. These schools, which have the explicit goal of college completion for all, measure success in terms of standardized test performance and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Achievement Gap, At Risk Students, Low Income Groups
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Schouten, Gina – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
It is treated as a truism that teaching well requires "meeting students where they are". Data enable us to know better where that is. Data can improve instructional practice by informing predictions about which pedagogies will be most successful for which students, and it can improve advising practice by informing predictions about which…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Information Utilization, Higher Education
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Burroughs, Nathan A. – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
In this article, I critique the foremost proponents of the adequacy and equity approaches to educational equality. I identify tensions within the adequacy approach related to positionality in education, fostering a democratic elite through higher education, and its defense of private schooling. In contrast, equity theorists are vulnerable to the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Justice, Educational Theories, Role of Education
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Blum, Lawrence – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
In this article, I argue (1) affirmative action diverts attention from more urgent needs of racial justice in education--better quality K-12 education, and better quality and more accessible public higher education; (2) the increasing wealth of students at affirmative action institutions is a sign of diminished quality of those students compared…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Student Diversity, Racial Relations, Social Justice
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McCowan, Tristan – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Employability is becoming increasingly central to the mission and functioning of universities, spurred on by national and supranational agencies, and the demands of marketisation. This article provides a response to the normative dimensions of the question, progressing through four stages: first, there is a brief consideration of the meaning and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Universities, Educational Objectives, College Role
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Holma, Katariina; Hyytinen, Heidi – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
In higher education, "personal epistemology" is today a significant research area. Personal epistemology has been seen as promising particularly because it focuses on one of the general learning aims of many contemporary universities, namely, the development of students' creative and critical thinking. The article identifies serious…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Philosophy, Developmental Psychology
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