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MacMullen, Ian – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Some people claim that religious schools are poorly suited to prepare children for citizenship in a multi-religious society that is (or aspires to be) a liberal democracy. In what sense(s), by what mechanism(s), and to what extent might this be so? And what could be the implications for public policy? I propose an analytical and evaluative…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Private Schools, Civics, Citizenship Education
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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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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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Saada, Najwan L. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2013
This multiple case study examines how 4 social studies teachers in 2 private Islamic schools in Michigan understand the concept of citizenship education and the dilemmas they face in teaching for unity and diversity and in helping their students negotiate their civics identities within the American sociopolitical context. Data were collected…
Descriptors: History, Social Studies, Muslims, Citizenship Education
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Bair, Sarah D. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2008
Using social education as a theoretical framework, this article examines the educational theories of Nannie Helen Burroughs (1883-1961), founder of the National Training School for Women and Girls in 1909, and discusses the social studies curriculum at her school. Burroughs's papers reveal her efforts to build a curriculum that blended practical,…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Studies, African American Education, African American Teachers
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Power, Sally – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This article examines the arguments and underlying assumptions of Adam Swift's book on "How Not to Be a Hypocrite." It argues that, although there is much that is commendable and fascinating in the book, it might have benefited from a more sociological approach to the middle class. While the book is designed to capture and argue with the anxieties…
Descriptors: Middle Class, School Choice, Parent Responsibility, Private Schools
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Macleod, Colin M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
In this article, I offer a response to Adam Swift's book, "How Not to be A Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed Parent", by developing some reflections on the nature, value and limits of parental partiality. I address two main issues. First, I consider the issue of how we should interpret the character and value of parental…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Moral Values, Social Attitudes
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Swift, Adam – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
I reply to the more philosophical critiques of "How Not to Be a Hypocrite" (2003), published in this volume of "Theory and Research in Education". Against Elizabeth Anderson, I claim that unequal chances are unfair, and unfairness is bad, but acknowledge that its badness can be outweighed by other values. Distinguishing principled from empirical…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Moral Values, Social Values
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Hand, Michael – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Geoffrey Short, Harvey Siegel and Douglas Groothuis have, in previous issues, advanced a number of objections to my recent paper [Vol. 1(1)] arguing for the abolition of faith schools. Here I attempt to answer their criticisms.
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Christianity, Private Schools
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Clayton, Matthew; Stevens, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This paper takes issue with Swift's argument for the claim that parents who affirm equality of opportunity can justifiably buy advantageous private schooling if it is necessary to ensure educational adequacy for their children. We advance a number of reasons of justice and morality that support the view that egalitarian parents ought to accept a…
Descriptors: School Choice, Social Justice, Equal Education, Private Schools
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Anderson, Elizabeth – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Adam Swift objects to private schools on the grounds of equal opportunity and efficiency, and to both private and selective public schools on the grounds of solidarity and improving the academic achievement of less advantaged students. I argue that private schools are not inefficient, and that a meritocratic ideal of equality of opportunity in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Swift, Adam – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Summarising the arguments of "How Not to Be A Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed Parent" (Routledge Falmer 2003), the article discusses three questions. The first is whether parents who disapprove of elite private schools to such an extent that they would vote to ban them are acting hypocritically or inconsistently with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making, Private Schools
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Schweber, Simone – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2006
This essay compares two curricular treatments of the Holocaust, one that resulted from a full-semester, 10th grade elective course taught at a public high school, the second constructed through a quarter-long, 8th grade unit taught at a charismatic, evangelical, fundamentalist Christian private school. In brief, the study examines the Holocaust's…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Elective Courses, Public Schools, Grade 8
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Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; Paul, Mary Semler – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1981
Surveyed 181 public and private schools listed in the "American Annal of the Deaf" to determine the state of the art of social studies education for the hearing impaired. The response rate was 52 percent. Half of the programs responding taught little or no social studies. (RM)
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments