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Lebron, Chris – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
The taking of Black life by state authorities is a long-standing tragic tradition in America. However, in recent years, instances of Black death have gained wider media attention. This is a potentially important teaching moment, especially as it regards moral virtue and racism. In this article, I argue that Blacks have been put through a kind of…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Moral Values, African Americans, Law Enforcement
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Schrag, Francis – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
The paradigm for formulating educational policy adopted by Bischoff and Shores, which appears to be the prevailing one, appears to offer no role to the citizen, rendering the paradigm suspect. The authors' honest admission of the limitations of social science knowledge undercuts the argument for the usefulness of research in this area.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Democracy, Democratic Values, Citizen Role
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Levinson, Meira; Theisen-Homer, Victoria – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article combines original interviews, secondary policy analysis, and non-ideal theory to determine the "least unjust" approach to budget-driven "Reduction in Force" teacher firings in Los Angeles. Building from the a priori claim that schools should serve children's interests, this article addresses the following…
Descriptors: Interviews, School Policy, Policy Analysis, Teacher Dismissal
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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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Kluttz, Jenalee – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth in the last two decades, improving living standards and diminishing poverty. Unfortunately, it has failed to do so evenly. Growth within the country has widened the gap between rich and poor and exacerbated the rural/urban divide. This inequality is mirrored in the school system. Inequality within the…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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McLean, Monica; Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article places itself in conversation with literature about how the experience and outcomes of university education are structured by intersections between social class, ethnicity, gender, age and type of university attended. It addresses undergraduate students' acquisition of sociological knowledge in four diverse university settings. Basil…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Outcomes of Education, Social Class, Ethnicity
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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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Allen, Ann; Saultz, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Using theories of representation and democratic education, this article examines the impetus of parent trigger policies in the United States and their potential effects on public good goals for public education. The article also uses theories of representation and responsible democratic governance to assess the parent trigger policies, or what are…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Public Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Bindewald, Benjamin J. – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Released time is an arrangement through which students are excused from public schools during regular hours to participate in devotional lessons. South Carolina has become the center of operations for a movement of evangelical Christians to expand proselytizing released time programs throughout the United States. As a result of the movement's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Religious Education, State Legislation, Scheduling
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Darby, Derrick; Saatcioglu, Argun – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Both neoliberals and liberals call for mitigating inequality of educational opportunity stemming from circumstances beyond an individual's control. In this article, we challenge the wisdom of making equality of opportunity hinge on emphasizing the distinction rather than the relationship between choices and circumstances. We utilize an empirical…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Racial Factors, School Choice
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Tamir, Yuli – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article argues that in divided societies, civic education fails to fulfill one of its most important social role: creating a more inclusive society that allows a democratic dialogue to flow across different ideological, religious, and cultural communities. This failure is grounded in two main reasons. First, civics teachers are socially and…
Descriptors: Civics, Social Studies, Politics of Education, Social Influences
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Levinson, Meira – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
How can access to public elementary schools of variable quality be justly distributed within a school district? Two reasonable criteria are: (a) that children should have equal opportunity to attend high-quality schools, and (b) school assignment policies should foster an overall increase in the number of high-quality schools. This article…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Access to Education, Ethics, School Policy
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Curren, Randall; Kotzee, Ben – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
This article explores some general considerations bearing on the question of whether virtue can be measured. What is moral virtue? What are measurement and evaluation, and what do they presuppose about the nature of what is measured or evaluated? What are the prospective contexts of, and purposes for, measuring or evaluating virtue, and how would…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Moral Values, Psychometrics
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Jayawickreme, Eranda; Meindl, Peter; Helzer, Erik G.; Furr, R. Michael; Fleeson, William – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
A major objection to the study of virtue asserts that the empirical psychological evidence implies traits have little meaningful impact on behavior, as slight changes in situational characteristics appear to lead to large changes in virtuous behavior. We argue in response that the critical evidence is not these effects of situations observed in…
Descriptors: Ethics, Criticism, Personality Traits, Individual Differences
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