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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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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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Sardoc, Mitja; White, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Mitja Sardoc's interview with John White discusses a neglected aspect of the educational goal of equipping learners to lead a life of autonomous well-being--trying to ensure that they have adequate options from which to choose worthwhile activities and relationships. Following a brief account of the nature of autonomous well-being, White outlines…
Descriptors: Well Being, Personal Autonomy, Student Development, Values Education
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Justice, Benjamin – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
Scholars typically frame the subgroup problem in education in terms of protecting religious minorities from majoritarian encroachment. This essay explores a different aspect of the subgroup problem: what happens when an antidemocratic religious minority becomes a local majority responsible for the promotion of the public good? This essay uses the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Jews, Minority Groups
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Lubienski, Christopher – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
Current trends indicate declining distinctions between "public" and "private" sectors in education. Reformers see sector barriers as unnecessary impediments to innovation, distracting attention and effort from "what works". This analysis questions whether trends in education policy are simply a natural evolution away…
Descriptors: Privatization, Public Education, Educational Policy, Private Financial Support
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White, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
This article focuses on "objective list" accounts of personal well-being and the related view that schools should aim at inducting students into a wide range of objective goods. It reviews various objective lists and notes that very many of them include knowledge, a love of beauty and close personal relationships. It then seeks to…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change
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White, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This is a reply to six "Theory and Research in Education" commentators on views I expressed in a 2013 "Theory and Research in Education" piece about priorities in philosophy of education today. The first section is about a concession to my critics; the second, about various misconceptions in their views. The third section…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Misconceptions, Educational History
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McGinn, Kathryn C.; Ben-Porath, Sigal – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
Implementing school choice programs and bolstering parental engagement are both frequently touted as critical steps in improving educational outcomes in US schools. Many policy makers contend that by providing parents with more schooling options for their children, parents will become more involved in their children's education, resulting in…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parent Participation, Performance Factors, Barriers
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Kelly, James S. – Theory and Research in Education, 2012
Thomas Wartenberg offers his book as a guide that will provide elementary school teachers what they need to facilitate philosophical discussions with children. My concerns are centered on the nature and role of philosophical discussion, the level of philosophical acumen needed for facilitating such discussion, and the role of character development…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Philosophy, Educational Philosophy
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Raihani – Theory and Research in Education, 2011
Education is a primary way to equip children with the knowledge, skills, and competences necessary to live a life of harmonious relationships with diverse human beings. The escalating violence in the name of religion and ethnicity in Indonesia and other parts of the world is worrying, and one potential long-term solution is to educate school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Program Proposals, Holistic Approach
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Knight, Sue; Collins, Carol – Theory and Research in Education, 2010
In this article we argue for the necessity of far-reaching change in school curricula and pedagogy. More particularly, we argue that developing students' understanding and engagement in the disciplines which make up the school curriculum requires an unearthing of the philosophical issues underlying science, mathematics, the arts, geography,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Development, Curriculum Development, Ethics
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Strike, Kenneth – Theory and Research in Education, 2010
This article looks at charter schools from the perspective of distributive justice. It suggests three principles of distributive justice that should be satisfied by schools: the adequacy principle, the equity principle, and the communicative principle. "It also sketches the justice argument for charter schools and uses the three principles to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Social Justice, School Choice
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Assor, Avi; Kaplan, Haya; Feinberg, Ofra; Tal, Karen – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
We propose that self-determination theory's conceptualization of internalization may help school reformers overcome the recurrent problem of "the predictable failure of educational reform" (Sarason, 1993). Accordingly, we present a detailed learning and implementation structure to promote teachers' internalization and application of ideas and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Self Determination, Values, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Ryan, Richard M.; Weinstein, Netta – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Using tests to compare nations, states, school districts, schools, teachers, and students has increasingly become a basis for educational reform around the globe. Although tests can be informative, "high-stakes testing" (HST) is an approach to reform that applies rewards and sanctions contingent on test outcomes. Results of HST reforms indicate a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Stakes Tests, Rewards, Sanctions
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Villalobos, Ana – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Theories that explain the gender discrepancy in mathematics almost universally explain why boys are "better at math" than girls while failing to adequately account for girls' higher grades in math classes or better performances on tests of computational ability. This article develops a new, more comprehensive theoretical model that explains girls'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Socialization, Females, Educational Change
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