Journal of Thought

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer

Educating for Autonomy and Respect or Educating for Christianity? the Case of the Georgia Bible Bills
Conscientious citizens should be wary of another approach to reintroducing the Bible in public schools. This approach seeks to implement Bible courses in the context of world religions; subjecting the Bible to inter-faith criticism, judging it by group...
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Educational Attainment and Economic Inequality: What Schools Cannot Do
It has long been an article of faith in the U.S. that education is the key to economic success. The faith works in two directions: (1) education is good for the economy in general and (2) education is good for the individual. The first article of faith...
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Guest Editor's Introduction
The roles that foundations scholars can play in a university and in the wider world of practice continue to develop. A standard and needed role that many of us serve is in teaching the usually mandatory history and philosophy of education course to...
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Moral Education and the Academics of Being Human Together
mor*al. Pronunciation: 'mor-&l. Function: adjective. Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin moralis, from mor-, mos custom. 1 a: of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior : ethical <moral judgments> b :...
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Political Economy of Academic Writing Practices
A few years ago, a colleague and I spotted an article posted in a departmental display case. My friend peered at it through the glass and said with a sneer: "Ha! It's just a think piece!" As an anthropologist and social foundations scholar, I have...
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Richard Kearney, Post-Secular Continental Philosophy and Education
This paper presents and discusses the philosophical writings of contemporary Irish philosopher Richard Kearney. The thesis is that Kearney's work has useful implications for educators. Kearney is well known as a Continental philosopher in the hermeneutical...
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"Self-Enlightenment" in the Context of Radical Social Change: A Neo-Confucian Critique of John Dewey's Conception of Intelligence
Introduction A man is stupid or blind or unintelligent--lacking in mind--just in the degree in which in any activity he does not know what he is about, namely, the probable consequence of his acts. (1) This sentence from John Dewey's Democracy...
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Syntactic Knowledge in History and Science Education: Teacher Education and Neglect in the Academy
Introduction What does it mean to be a generalist? The term generalist is often used in the teacher education literature to describe the preparation of elementary teachers because they are prepared narrowly across a breadth of disciplines, rather...
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