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Kristjánsson, Kristján – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Despite renewed interest in moral role-modelling and its emotional underpinnings, further conceptual work is needed on the logical geography of the emotions purportedly driving it, in particular, admiration, emulation and elevation. In this article, I explore admiration (as understood by Linda Zagzebski), emulation (as understood by Aristotle) and…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Role Models, Attachment Behavior, Educational Philosophy
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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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Warnick, Bryan R. – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
A growing number of schools have begun experimenting with giving students cash rewards to improve academic performance. This practice has come to be known as "cash-for-grades." In this article, I examine some of the philosophical and ethical questions involved with cash-for-grades programmes, rather than focusing on whether such…
Descriptors: Incentives, Rewards, Student Improvement, Academic Achievement
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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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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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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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Espindola, Juan – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
This article examines the debate between equity theorists (Adam Swift and Harry Brighouse) and adequacy theorists (Elizabeth Anderson and Debra Satz) over elite private schooling and productivity. It challenges the view, presupposed but never defended by adequacy theorists, that private schools can be justified on social productivity grounds, that…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Productivity, Justice, Equal Education
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Tillson, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
How can one bring children to recognize the requirements of morality without resorting only to non-rational means of persuasion (i.e. what rational ground can be offered to children for their moral enlistment)? Michael Hand has recently defended a foundationalist approach to answering this question and John White has responded by (a) criticizing…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Standards, Educational Philosophy
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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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Clayton, Matthew; Halliday, Daniel – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
This article develops a perspective on big data in education, drawing on a broadly liberal conception of education's primary purpose. We focus especially on the rise of so-called learning analytics and the associated rise of digitization, which we evaluate according to the liberal view that education should seek to cultivate individuality and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research, Civics
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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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White, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
This short paper is a reply to John Tillson's article "The problem of rational moral enlistment" (EJ1148739). It begins by correcting a misreading of my own position on the place of rationality in moral education and continues with a more substantive critique of Tillson's own position on this, as well as that of Michael Hand. It asks…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Criticism, Moral Development, Teaching Methods
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