Journal of Thought

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 4, Winter

An Historical Analysis of the United States Supreme Court and Its Adjudication of Gong Lum V. Rice (1927) and Keyes V. Denver School District No. 1 (1973)
The landmark case Brown v. Board of Education helped dismantle de jure segregation in the South and for a time the dream of creating racially integrated schools via mandatory busing became a reality. Now we find that segregation is making a come-back...
A Re-Thinking of Critical Pedagogy: A Review of Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy Today: Toward a New Critical Language in Education
A Re-Thinking of Critical Pedagogy: A Review of Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy Today: Toward a New Critical Language in Education Edited by Ilan Gur-Ze'ev Haifa, Israel: University of Haifa Press, 2005 As the wheels of change are moving...
Editor's Introduction: Questioning the Questions
Do you ever wonder why some scholars ask so many questions and others ask so few? Are some brighter, better educated, more reflective and inquisitive than others? Are some scholars simply more dogmatic and less well informed about epistemological issues?...
For Novice and Informed Readers: A Review of Key Questions for Educators
For Novice and Informed Readers: A Review of Key Questions for Educators. Edited by William Hare and John Portelli Halifax, Nova Scotia: Edphil Books and San Francisco: Caddo Gap Press (1) In Key Questions for Educators Hare and Portelli have garnered...
Freedom of Speech, American Public Education, and Standardized Tests: A Critical Enquiry (1)
When you have [thus] formed the chain of ideas in the heads of your citizens, you will then be able to pride yourselves on guiding them and being their masters. The stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains, but a true politician binds...
Is Socrates the Ideal Democratic Citizen?
In extremis, radical reflection and civic reverence might indeed appear to be irreconcilable, yet the founder of all inquiry reconciled them precisely in his death: He was condemned to die because he refused to cease asking questions, and he was executed...
Learning Disabilities, Schools, and Neurological Dysfunction
The field of learning disabilities (LDs) appears to many to be in a state of flux. Perhaps the best evidence in support of this position is the current discussion about how best to identify students with LDa--a summary of which can be found in the...
Social Studies Methodology Viewed as in a Hermeneutic Perspective
Introduction Many argue that Social Studies has "gone wrong" (Leming, Ellington, & Porter-Magee, 2003) because student engagement with the subject often remains either nothing more than an encounter with the discipline of history or a nebulous,...
The Legacy of William James
Introduction As nearly all of us know, William James (1842-1910) was a pioneer thinker whose life and work spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and whose thought has reached into the twenty-first century. Although the nineteenth century...
University Speaker Censorship in 1951 and Today: New McCarthyism and Community Relations
More than a half-century after the McCarthy era, allegations of witch-hunts, blacklists, and indoctrination have returned to academia. Politicians, student groups, and David Horowitz's Academic Bill of Rights campaign have sought legislative control...
Wright-Ing White: The Construction of Race in Women's 19th Century Didactic Texts
"... until very recently, and regardless of the race of the author, the readers of virtually all of American fiction have been positioned as White. I am interested to know what that assumption has meant to the literary imagination."--Toni Morrison,...