Journal of Thought

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, Summer

African Indigenous Knowledge: Claiming, Writing, Storing, and Sharing the Discourse
Commitment to a fundamental vision, a profound project, a spiritual quest, is the king of commitment that demonstrates vision ... a visionary aspect to a relationship establishes a purpose outside of and beyond the daily considerations of...
Building Global Competence on Campus-Through Best Policies and Practices from International Educational Exchange
Introduction For a decade or more, American colleges and universities have expressed, through mission statements and policies, an intention to become increasingly involved in "global" or "multicultural" education. By this is meant a greater knowledge...
Editor's Introduction
As you read this issue of the Journal of Thought, you may be struck by the fact that each article stands separate from the others. In a sense, it seems that the authors live in different universes. This observation may--or may not--be correct regarding...
Feminist Critical Pedagogy and Critical Theory Today
Feminist Critical Pedagogy Current Feminist Pedagogy is at a crossroads. One force draws it to an ethnocentric foundationalist emancipatory commitment, while using postmodern rhetoric which negates essentialism, foundationalism and any sort of universalism...
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil: Education, Humiliation, and Learning to Be Together
Introduction Imagine, if you will, a certain scenario. A common interaction with, perhaps, uncommon features that might say something about silences, sightings, knowingness, and the potentialities of being human together. Jim, in the set up, is...
John Passmore, 1914-2004
John Passmore died in Canberra, Australia, on July 25, 2004, a few weeks short of his ninetieth birthday. He was one of those enviable philosophers, like Dewey and Russell, who remain intellectually vigorous and productive into old age, and his astonishingly...
Role Expectations of the District Superintendent: Implications for Deregulating Preparation and Licensing
Introduction Roles assumed by district superintendents have been evolving for more than 100 years. As the position became more complex and demanding, the vast majority of states set policies requiring these administrators to complete a prescribed...
Teaching in Moloch: Toward a Prophetic Pragmatic Critique of Pedagogical Fundamentalism
Introduction Today increasing numbers of teachers and students are suffering under the rhetoric and bureaucracy of a narrow and impoverished conception of accountability. This discourse and the bureaucracies that enact it conceive of accountability...