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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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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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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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Vincent, Carol – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Drawing on empirical data, this article makes a contribution to knowledge through bringing together the apparently disparate elements of contemporary education policy, religion, civic virtue and values teaching, in particular, the teaching of 'fundamental British values'. I illustrate, through a discussion of the linkages between these elements,…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Values, Citizenship Education
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Hewstone, Miles; Al Ramiah, Ananthi; Schmid, Katharina; Floe, Christina; van Zalk, Maarten; Wölfer, Ralf; New, Rachel – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
We report findings from three longitudinal studies investigating the extent, quality and consequences of intergroup contact in schools between young Asian-British and White-British secondary (high-school) students. Results provide robust support for Allport's 'contact hypothesis' in this setting. Specifically, mixing (vs segregation) in high…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Religion, Friendship, Student Attitudes
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Mason, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Faith schools in England are often regarded as ill-suited to cultivating the abilities, attitudes, and dispositions required for living together harmoniously in an ethnically and religiously diverse society. These concerns might be formulated in terms of the thesis that faith schools in England are considerably sub-optimal for the cultivation of…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Values
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Wolbert, Lynne S.; de Ruyter, Doret J.; Schinkel, Anders – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
This article explores how parents should relate to a particular (ideal) aim of education, namely, their children's future flourishing lives. The article asks three (sub)questions: (1) What does 'aiming for flourishing' mean? (2) In what sense should parents have expectations? (3) Is hope an appropriate attitude for parents with regard to their…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parent Student Relationship, Expectation
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Clayton, Matthew; Stevens, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Some liberal societies continue to require their schools to offer non-directive but, specifically, religious education as part of the curriculum. This article challenges that practice. It does so by articulating and defending the moral requirement that education policy must be regulated by principles that are acceptable to reasonable people.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Role of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Principles
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Croce, Michel; Vaccarezza, Maria Silvia – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
This article confronts Zagzebski's exemplarism with the intertwined debates over the conditions of exemplarity and the unity-disunity of the virtues, to show the advantages of a pluralistic exemplar-based approach to character education. This pluralistic exemplar-based approach to character education is based on a prima facie disunitarist…
Descriptors: Ethics, Foreign Countries, Values Education, Teaching Methods
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Giesinger, Johannes – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
The philosophical debate on educational justice currently focusses on the Anglo-American situation. This essay brings in an additional perspective. It provides a justice-oriented critique of the segregated education systems in German-speaking countries. First, arguments that are commonly put forward in favour of these systems are rejected. Second,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Justice, School Segregation
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Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
The number of refugees who have fled across international borders due to conflict and persecution is at the highest level in recorded history. The vast majority of these refugees find exile in low-income countries neighboring their countries of origin. The refugee children who are resettled to North America, Europe, and Australia arrive with…
Descriptors: Refugees, Children, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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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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Muñoz, Ana; Ramirez, Marta – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Based on self-determination theory, we conducted an exploratory study aimed at identifying teachers' beliefs about motivation and motivating practices in second-language teaching at a private language center in Medellin, Colombia. To gather data, 65 teachers were surveyed; from this initial group, 11 were interviewed and observed in class during…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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