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The Potential For Deliberative Democratic Civic Education, Jarrod Hanson, Kenneth Howe Mar 2016

The Potential For Deliberative Democratic Civic Education, Jarrod Hanson, Kenneth Howe

Jarrod Hanson

Th e values of aggregative democracy have dominated much of civic education as its values refl ect the realities of the American political system. We argue that deliberative democratic theory better addresses the moral and epistemological demands of democracy when compared to aggregative democracy. It better attends to protecting citizens’ autonomy to participate in civic life and is able to accommodate the diverse experiences and viewpoints of the American public. We conclude by examining how deliberative democracy provides a new lens on civic education practices. It calls for attention to be given to the process of the exchange of reasons ...


Philosophical Adventures With Children, Michael Pritchard Feb 2016

Philosophical Adventures With Children, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract provided.


From The Inside In: An Examination Of Common Core Knowledge & Communication In Schools, Jonathan Supovitz, Ryan Fink, Bobbi Newman Feb 2016

From The Inside In: An Examination Of Common Core Knowledge & Communication In Schools, Jonathan Supovitz, Ryan Fink, Bobbi Newman

Bobbi Newman

In this report, CPRE researchers explore how Common Core knowledge and influence are distributed inside of schools and how these configurations may help teachers to engage with the Common Core and influence their understanding and implementation. To do so, we used a mixed-method approach to examine knowledge and influence in eight schools, including five elementary schools and three middle schools. Our central method was a survey of knowledge and influence of all faculty members in a sample of eight schools. These data are supplemented with interview data from a purposeful sample of teachers and administrators in the eight schools.

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Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving May 2015

Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The changing character of intellectual production: how university radicals have become vassals of global billion-dollar scholarly publishing empires; the necessity for radical scholars to break from this model; and the possibility of connecting with activism outside the university as one way of doing this.


Resentment And Forgiveness In Higher Education, Michael Pritchard, Elaine Englehardt, K.D. Taylor Dec 2014

Resentment And Forgiveness In Higher Education, Michael Pritchard, Elaine Englehardt, K.D. Taylor

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available


International Service-Learning: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Roxanne Amerson Aug 2014

International Service-Learning: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Roxanne Amerson

Roxanne Amerson

There is an increased effort to prepare students in higher education to work and live in a global world, especially in health-related fields. The focus on global communities with a strong commitment to cultural diversity is a high priority for many institutions of higher learning. To reach this goal, educators need research-based pedagogies to facilitate optimal learning outcomes. This session will look beyond the literature that presents only personal experiences and anecdotal evidence of learning to review research conducted with international service-learning programs. The review of literature includes publications between 1998 and 2012 and documentation as a research study using ...


Sustainability As A Core Issue In Diversity And Critical Thinking Education, Danielle Lake Jun 2014

Sustainability As A Core Issue In Diversity And Critical Thinking Education, Danielle Lake

Danielle L Lake

As educators, we recognize that teaching sustainability is not something that need be limited to environmental studies and business courses. I suggest that the integration of sustainability into general education courses is not only appropriate, but necessary. Understanding sustainability as a wicked problem and recognizing how an egoist ethic otherizes the environment and is thus in large part responsible for the abuses that have led to a number of current environmental and social problems are central to the resolution of this pressing situation. While I in part argue that most general education courses have something valuable to say about the ...


The Educational Philosophies Of Pre-Service And In-Service Physical Education Teachers, Brett Baisch, Sean Cai, Alan Kornspan Dec 2013

The Educational Philosophies Of Pre-Service And In-Service Physical Education Teachers, Brett Baisch, Sean Cai, Alan Kornspan

Alan S Kornspan

No abstract provided.


Knuckling Under? School Superintendents And Accountability-Based Educational Reform, Abe Feuerstein Aug 2013

Knuckling Under? School Superintendents And Accountability-Based Educational Reform, Abe Feuerstein

Abe Feuerstein

The goal of this article is to explore the various ways that superintendents have responded to accountability-based educational reform efforts such as No Child Left Behind, the factors that have influenced their responses, and the implications of these responses for current and future educational leaders. With respect to the first issue, empirical data from a number of nationai studies (T. E. Glass & Franceschini, 2007; Johnson, Arumi, & Ott, 2006; Johnstone, Dilkkers, & Luedeke, 2009; Stecher et al., 2008) make clear that while there have been a variety of responses from superintendents to accountability-based reform efforts, superintendents have mostly played a supportive role. Examining the situation more fully suggests ...


Quasi-Experiment Examining Cafeteria-Style Grading In Social Work Education, Brandon Youker, Lyza Ingraham May 2013

Quasi-Experiment Examining Cafeteria-Style Grading In Social Work Education, Brandon Youker, Lyza Ingraham

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

Cafeteria-style grading system is an individualized student assessment method whereby students choose their assignments from an expansive and diverse pool of assignments. In this study, students are non-randomly assigned to two sections of the same social work course. The first section received cafeteria-style assignments and grading system (i.e., experimental group) while the comparison section received the traditional method of grading. Students in both sections video record a demonstration exercise; the recordings are reviewed and scored by experts from a panel of social work professors. Preliminary results show an effect on student attendance but no effect on GPA or student ...


Student Affairs And Faculty Join Hands To Support Student Achievement At Miami Dade College, Malou Harrison Apr 2013

Student Affairs And Faculty Join Hands To Support Student Achievement At Miami Dade College, Malou Harrison

Malou Chantal Harrison

No abstract provided.


The Metabo Towel, John Kilbourne Feb 2013

The Metabo Towel, John Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

Concerned about the rising rates of obesity and increasing health care costs in Japan, the government passed a law that requires local governments and companies to measure the waistlines of Japanese residents between the ages of 40 and 74 (56 million waistlines, 44% of the population of Japan). Those exceeding the government limits (Established by the Japanese International Diabetes Foundation), 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women, will be given diet and exercise advice. If, after three months of intervention residents fail to lose weight, they will be steered toward further re-education programs. Local governments and ...


Twenty-First Century College Commentaries, Mary Ferguson Feb 2013

Twenty-First Century College Commentaries, Mary Ferguson

Mary J. Ferguson, Ed. D.

My parents were children of second generation post slavery parents; they valued the educational basics of math, reading and writing. When I revisited the requirements my parents demanded from us as child scholars, it reminded me of how simple things use to be in order to live an educated, simple and responsible life. ‘Go to college’ was their number one educational demand; having lived through the Great Depression, they valued God, education and our country. My siblings were the first generation of college students to obtain higher education or should I say four-year degrees in my family. School was a ...


Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams Jan 2013

Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presentation at the 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA, February 23, 2013.


Bodies At Home And At School: Toward A Theory Of Embodied Social Class Status, Sue Ellen Henry Dec 2012

Bodies At Home And At School: Toward A Theory Of Embodied Social Class Status, Sue Ellen Henry

Sue Ellen Henry

Sociology has long recognized the centrality of the body in the reciprocal construction of individuals and society, and recent research has explored the influence of a variety of social institutions on the body. Significant research has established the influence of social class and child rearing practices and variable language forms in families and children. Less well understood is the influence of children’s social class status on their gestures, comportment, and other bodily techniques. This paper brings these two areas of study together to explore how working class children’s bodies are shaped by the child-rearing practices associated with their ...


Anay's Will To Learn: A Woman's Education In The Shadow Of The Maquiladora, Elaine Hampton Dec 2012

Anay's Will To Learn: A Woman's Education In The Shadow Of The Maquiladora, Elaine Hampton

Elaine Hampton

The opening of free trade agreements in the 1980s caused major economic changes in Mexico and the United States. These economic activities spawned dramatic social changes in Mexican society. One young Mexican woman, Anay Palomeque de Carrillo, rode the tumultuous wave of these economic activities from her rural home in tropical southern Mexico to the factories in the harsh desert lands of Ciudad Juárez during the early years of the city’s notorious violence.

During her years as an education professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, author Elaine Hampton researched Mexican education in border factory (maquiladora) communities ...


The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

The Power to Transform is a call to re-conceive and re-design schooling. Rather than offer “best practices” or “prescriptive solutions,” it invites leaders of all ages and walks of life to think differently about learning and schooling. It illuminates the “why” and “what” of educational transformation and explores its deepest roots. It offers new language, new design principles, a new framework, and a new map for creating vibrant, imaginative and adaptive learning landscapes that integrate the dynamic properties of living systems with the generative principles of learning. It is from this natural integration that the new story of learning and ...


Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

This article offers a personal vision and conceptual design for reimagining specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academies designed to nurture decidedly different STEM minds and ignite a new generation of global STEM talent, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership. This design enables students to engage actively in the authentic work, modes of inquiry, and practices that distinguish four STEM learning cultures, environments, and communities: (a) Inquiry and Research Laboratory and Interdisciplinary Learning Center—develops disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based thinking; (b) Innovation Incubator and Design Studio—ignites innovative and design-based thinking; (c) Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Institute—nurtures change leadership ...


Igniting And Nurturing The Next Generation Of Stem Talent, Innovation And Leadership, By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Igniting And Nurturing The Next Generation Of Stem Talent, Innovation And Leadership, By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

Regrettably, most American students experience STEM learning as an exclusive, individual, theoretical and “formulaic” enterprise. By decoupling STEM education from the human experience, we have distorted the essential nature of the scientific enterprise and advanced instrumentalist and utilitarian rationales for pursuing STEM careers—global economic superiority and technological competition.


The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan May 2012

The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan is a contributing author, "Public discourse and the Stewart model of critical thinking", p. 107-120. Book description: An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. * Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report * Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way * Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues * Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions ...


Education’S Role In Democracy: The Power Of Pluralism, Barbara Thayer-Bacon Apr 2012

Education’S Role In Democracy: The Power Of Pluralism, Barbara Thayer-Bacon

Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago. However, the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed interest in the work of Jane Addams. This exploration of the origins of feminism and pragmatism has been fruitful in building a foundation for theoretical considerations.

The editors of this volume believe the next logical step is the contemporary application to both theory and experience. Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism is the first book to address the modern ...


Cura Personalis And Business Education For Sustainability Dec 2011

Cura Personalis And Business Education For Sustainability

kjackson@fordham.edu

No abstract provided.


Bullying The Bully: Why Zero-Tolerance Policies Get A Failing Grade, H Theixos, Kristin Borgwald Dec 2011

Bullying The Bully: Why Zero-Tolerance Policies Get A Failing Grade, H Theixos, Kristin Borgwald

H Theixos

Recent studies show that the current punitive approach to bullying, in the form of zero-tolerance policies, is ineffective in reducing bullying and school violence. Despite this significant finding, anti-bullying legislation is increasing. The authors argue that these policies are not only ineffective, but that they are also unjust and harmful, and they hypothesize that the social influence of zero-tolerance policies is stigmatizing. Their conclusion suggests an alternative approach to bullying behavior, that addresses both victims and bullies.


Vulnerability And Emotional Risk In An Educational Philosophy, Sue Ellen Henry Dec 2011

Vulnerability And Emotional Risk In An Educational Philosophy, Sue Ellen Henry

Sue Ellen Henry

This article explores my thought and emotional growth following a difficult, yet very common, teaching moment. By exploring the bifurcation between thought and feeling, and making a theoretical distinction between feelings and emotion, I reposition emotion as a critical window into learning that works alongside cognition and suggest that a commitment to good teaching requires continual reflection on the emotive aspects of teaching and learning. This piece combines Laura Micciche’s (2007) idea that “emotion is central to what makes something thinkable,” (47) with Robert Kegan’s theory of orders of consciousness, to make an argument for what is lost ...


Neither Good Nor Useful: Looking Ad Vivum In Children's Assessments Of Fat And Healthy Boides, Valerie Harwood Dec 2011

Neither Good Nor Useful: Looking Ad Vivum In Children's Assessments Of Fat And Healthy Boides, Valerie Harwood

Valerie Harwood

Fat bodies are not, fait accompli, bad. Yet in our international research we found overwhelmingly that fat functioned as a marker to indicate health or lack of health. A body with fat was simply and conclusively unhealthy. This paper reports on how this unbalanced view of fat was tied to assessments of healthy bodies that were achieved by the act of looking. Despite the efforts of health education in each of the three countries in our study, children and young people cited the act of looking at bodies to assess health and when they did they arrived at the conclusion ...


Rethinking Third Space: Turkish Parents And Children Negotiating Culture, Identity And Schooling, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Sep 2011

Rethinking Third Space: Turkish Parents And Children Negotiating Culture, Identity And Schooling, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

No abstract provided.


Third Spaces As Methodological Possibilities: Reflections Of A Researcher Moving Beyond, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Sep 2011

Third Spaces As Methodological Possibilities: Reflections Of A Researcher Moving Beyond, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

No abstract provided.


Whiten Up! Examining The Impact Of White Esl Teachers’ Race, Privilege And Positionality On Immigrant Students In School, Susan Adams Jan 2011

Whiten Up! Examining The Impact Of White Esl Teachers’ Race, Privilege And Positionality On Immigrant Students In School, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 2011 National Association of Bilingual Educators Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 16-19, 2011.


Serving The Needs Of Refugee Children And Families: An Evaluation Of A Multi-Layered Community Program, Jody Mcbrien Dec 2010

Serving The Needs Of Refugee Children And Families: An Evaluation Of A Multi-Layered Community Program, Jody Mcbrien

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams Jan 2010

Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Leadership, Culture, and Pedagogy, Oxford, OH, February 2010.