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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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Ruitenberg, Claudia – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
This essay takes up John White's argument for an engagement and collaboration of philosophy of education with other disciplines, and in particular with other forms of educational research. It examines the benefits and risks of "situated" or "embedded" philosophy as well as Hannah Arendt's claims about the separation of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Matthews, Michael R. – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
This article concentrates on the necessity for teachers in just one discipline area, namely, science, having philosophical competence and using it to inform their professional life--in their classroom teaching, assessing and institutional engagements--in other words, having a philosophy of science teaching. This group of questions and issues might…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hill, Thomas E., Jr. – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
The general questions are: what is virtue and how can it be cultivated? The specific focus is on the conceptions of virtue in the works of Immanuel Kant and John Rawls. Kant regarded virtue as a good will that is also strong enough to resist contrary passions, impulses, and inclinations. Childhood training can prepare children for virtue, but…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Altruism, Values Education
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Brewer, Talbot – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
In "Two Conceptions of Virtue," Thomas Hill reconstructs the conceptions of virtue, and of proper moral upbringing, found in Kant and Rawls. Here I offer some brief reflections on these conceptions of virtue and its cultivation. I argue that Kant's conception of virtue is grounded in a mistaken conception of desire, and that this…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Social Values, Values Education, Moral Development
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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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Costa, M. Victoria – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Sigal Ben-Porath objects to the educational strategies of a number of high commitment charter schools, arguing that they do not pay sufficient attention to the need to develop and exercise the civic virtues of students. This response article highlights a number of philosophical disagreements concerning the traits of character that are central to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Civics, Citizenship Education, Student Characteristics
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Zagzebski, Linda – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
In this article I outline an original form of ethical theory that I call exemplarist virtue theory. The theory is intended to serve the philosophical purposes of a comprehensive moral theory, but it is also intended to serve the practical purpose of moral education by structuring the theory around a motivating emotion--the emotion of admiration.…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Theories, Philosophy
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Monkman, Karen; Hoffman, Lisa – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Girls' education has been a focus of international development policy for several decades. The discursive framing of international organizations' policy initiatives relating to girls' education, however, limits the potential for discussing complex gender issues that affect the possibilities for gender equity. Because discourse shapes our…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Sex Fairness
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Lambert, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
The economic and environmental crises that face humanity today require an educational response. This article accepts the proposition that education may play a part in preparing human beings to survive impacts of human-induced climate change for example. However, education, according to some conceptualizations, is also in crisis. It therefore…
Descriptors: Climate, Geography, Sustainable Development, Sustainability
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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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Hurst, Allison L. – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Have college students become careerists rather than intellectuals? Are working-class students to blame for grade inflation, grade-grubbing, and the downscaling of the university's noble mission of educating the whole person? These assertions, although somewhat buried in a mass of facts and findings, are present in almost every research study on…
Descriptors: College Students, Working Class, Middle Class, Classification
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Mintz, Avi I. – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Suffering has a complex role in social justice education. The alleviation or eradication of suffering is a goal of social justice education while, simultaneously, students suffer in the process of learning about the suffering of others. Educational theorists have attempted to resolve this paradox in various ways and the author of this article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Emotional Response, Empathy, Psychological Patterns
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Curren, Randall – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
This article sketches the contours of a neo-Aristotelian account of education, justice, and the human good, organized around a sequence of three increasingly distinctive features of the Aristotelian understanding of respect for persons as rational beings. The first and second of these features bear on important aspects of educational justice,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Foundations of Education, Liberal Arts
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