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Paula Rothenberg: And Justice For All: Social Justice Teaching And A Curriculum Of Inclusion (2004), Paula S. Rothenberg Nov 2004

Paula Rothenberg: And Justice For All: Social Justice Teaching And A Curriculum Of Inclusion (2004), Paula S. Rothenberg

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Panopticon Of The Second Kind, Alexander M. Sidorkin Jul 2004

Panopticon Of The Second Kind, Alexander M. Sidorkin

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Era of Excellence is a period of educational reforming in the United States from 1980 until now; in all likelihood, it will extend into the future. The name applies to a _generation of educational policies intended to enhance student learning._ This paper uses Michel Foucault_s general framework to report on an important innovation in the political economy of power, and suggest possible strategies of resistance. This is not a case of Foucault scholarship; my intentions are limited to use of his concepts and do not include a fuller understanding or a new interpretation of his work.


Urvashi Vaid: Justice Or Just-Us: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgender Politics And The Challenge Of Diversity (2004), Urvashi Vaid Apr 2004

Urvashi Vaid: Justice Or Just-Us: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgender Politics And The Challenge Of Diversity (2004), Urvashi Vaid

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In The Event Of Learning, Alexander M. Sidorkin Jan 2004

In The Event Of Learning, Alexander M. Sidorkin

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This is an essay in four movements: it begins with Marx's notion on alienation, and then shows a form of alienation specific to education. The third movement examines Mikhail Bakhtin's treatment of alienation in connection with his participative thinking theory, and the final one suggests ways of overcoming educational alienation based on Bakhtin's notion of eventness of Being. The purpose of this exercise is not to bring Bakhtin into educational theory for the sake of simply enlarging the discussion. Rather, I worry about directions taken by contemporary critiques of education.


Student Labor And Evolution Of Education, Alexander M. Sidorkin Jan 2004

Student Labor And Evolution Of Education, Alexander M. Sidorkin

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Schooling in its contemporary form is but one particular phase of a technology of teaching. Although most social animals can transmit significant knowledge to their young, humans have developed a process of conscious separation of important knowledge from unimportant. While human babes possess significant capacity and powerful instinct to learn, teaching is a way of channeling this ability into carefully selected sets of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.