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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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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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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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Dishon, Gideon; Goodman, Joan F. – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
The "no-excuses" model of education has become one of the most prominent educational alternatives for urban youth. Recently, notable no-excuses charter schools have begun a concerted effort to develop students' character strengths, striving to increase their chances of future success. In this article, we situate the no-excuses approach…
Descriptors: Values Education, Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Discipline
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Robinson, Andrew M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Liberal-democratic states' commitments to equality and personal autonomy have always proven problematic with respect to state regulation of relations between parents and children. In the parental authority literature, positions have varied from invoking children's interests to argue for limitations on parental efforts to instil identities and…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Self Concept, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Dishon, Gideon – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Personalized learning has become the most notable application of big data in primary and secondary schools in the United States. The combination of big data and adaptive technological platforms is heralded as a revolution that could transform education, overcoming the outdated classroom model, and realizing the progressive vision of…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Information Utilization, Individualized Instruction
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Brighouse, Harry; Ladd, Helen F.; Loeb, Susanna; Swift, Adam – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
This article articulates a framework suitable for use when making decisions about education policy. Decision makers should establish what the feasible options are and evaluate them in terms of their contribution to the development, and distribution, of educational goods in children, balanced against the negative effect of policies on important…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Theories
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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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Zwarthoed, Danielle – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
According to Agenda 21, the United Nation's action plan for sustainable development, "Governments and private sector organisations should promote more positive attitudes towards sustainable consumption through education, public awareness programmes and other means". But some could wonder whether the cultivation of frugal consumption…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, Social Justice, Social Systems
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Elgin, Catherine Z. – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Virtue epistemologists hold that knowledge results from the display of epistemic virtues--open-mindedness, rigor, sensitivity to evidence, and the like. But epistemology cannot rest satisfied with a list of the virtues. What is wanted is a criterion for being an epistemic virtue. An extension of a formulation of Kant's categorical imperative…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Values, Values Education, Personal Autonomy
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Mudd, Sasha – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Catherine Elgin proposes a novel principle for identifying epistemic virtue. Based loosely on Kant's Categorical Imperative, it identifies autonomy as our fundamental epistemic responsibility, and defines the epistemic virtues as those traits of character needed to exercise epistemic autonomy. I argue that Elgin's principle fails as a…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Values, Values Education, Personal Autonomy
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Ferkany, Matt; Whyte, Kyle Powys – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Recently scholars have wondered whether liberals can promote mandatory programs of formal environmental education, including education for the environment or sustainable development. Critics maintain that they cannot on grounds that environmental education is a threat to student autonomy or cannot be justified using liberal principles. We argue…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Scholarship, Environmental Education, Personal Autonomy
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Giesinger, Johannes – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Matthew Clayton claims that "comprehensive enrolment"--raising one's children in accordance with one's own conception of the good--is illegitimate. In his argument against comprehensive enrolment, Clayton refers to Rawls's idea of public reason. In a recent response to Clayton, Christina Cameron not only rejects…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Children, Religious Education
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Corngold, Josh – Theory and Research in Education, 2012
This article offers a critique of Harry Brighouse's "autonomy-facilitating education", which aims to enable students to reflect critically on their lives and society without disposing them to do so. Because it is "character-neutral", this kind of education purportedly avoids some of the controversy surrounding autonomy-promotion. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, School Choice, Social Development, Criticism
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Slote, Michael – Theory and Research in Education, 2010
I respond to Noddings with further clarification of the notion of empathy and also argue that previous care ethics has put too much of an exclusive emphasis on relationships. I respond to Darwall by pointing out some implausible implications of his own and Kantian views about respect and by showing how a sentimentalist approach can avoid those…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Moral Values, Ethics, Empathy
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