Journal of Thought

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter

Editors' Introduction
Central to curriculum studies are questions dealing with what constitutes knowledge, education, and research. Just what "fits" under the umbrella of educational research, and who has the right to make these decisions? As two of this issue's authors...
Engaging Community: Notes on the Necessity of Reflection
As we are constantly reminded of the contested spaces in education, reflection on our practice becomes critical to the improvement of learning spaces. Where the following example does not speak to an instance in the traditional classroom, it is equally...
Ethical Principles, Criteria, and the Meaning of Life
During my many years of teaching ethics and using Paul Taylor's Problems of Moral Philosophy (Wadsworth, 1978) and Oliver Johnson's Ethics: Selections from Classical and Contemporary Writers (Harcourt Brace, 1994), I developed a matrix of possible...
Reclaiming the Scientific Spirit: Common Ground for Educational Researchers
I don't believe in marriage.... Let me be clear about that. I think at worst it's a hostile, political act--a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense....
Revolutions in Qualitative Research: From Just Experience to Experiencing Justice
Despite assurances from Washington that there is only one genuine form of scientific inquiry (NRC, 2002), that being conventional experimental method--frequently labeled the "gold standard"--the growing attraction of qualitative research seems undiminished...
Slavery as an American Educational Institution: Historiographical Inquiries
Contributions to the history of slavery over the past decade have reconfigured a dilemma long confronting specialists in the field (See, e.g., Ball 1998; Berlin 2003; Dew 1994; Du Bois 1962 [1935]; Fredrickson 2002; Gates 2002; Hahn 2003; Kennedy 2004;...
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