Journal of Thought

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter

Alternative Education versus the Common Will
Liberal democracy combines two fundamental political commitments: one to popular sovereignty, the other to individual liberty. And since popular sovereignty, in practice, rarely achieves unanimity, a tension between these two is built in from the outset....
Finding Our Way through Multiple Perspectives
A door just opened on a street-- I, lost, was passing by-- An instant's width of warmth disclosed And wealth, and company. The door as sudden shut, and I, I, lost, was passing by,-- Lost doubly, but by contrast most, Enlightening...
Half Nelson and Dialectics
For years, I have been writing about what I call "school films," which I define as films that are in some way, even incidentally, about a teacher or a student. Most of the films that comprise the school film genre are set in the suburbs (or sometimes...
Political Pedagogy towards Democratic Education: Educating Students to Care about Local and Global Injustice
Introduction The aim of this article is to explore how educators can assist students in developing attitudes that are engaged and sympathetic to local and global inequalities and injustices. Primarily, the work of Nel Noddings (1984, 1992, 2002,...
Public-Private Partnerships, Civic Engagement, and School Reform
What we know to do far exceeds what we are free to do. --James Moffett (1994, p. 589) The number of partnerships between public schools and private organizations increased dramatically after the National Commission on Excellence in Education...
The Authoritarian Capitalist Market: A Review of Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism
The Authoritarian Capitalist Market: A Review of Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism by Peter McLaren & Nathalie Jaramillo Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2009 My interest in the book under review...
The Procrustes' Bed and Standardization in Education
Procrustes' Bed A book of Greek mythology was one of the readings I greatly enjoyed during my college years. I was fascinated by the various legends and stories of gods, heroes, and monsters featured in the book. Now almost twenty years have passed...
The Spiritual Dispositions of Emerging Teachers: A Preliminary Study
Introduction A growing number of scholars consider spirituality to be a critical component of effective teaching, teacher leadership, and dynamic organizational life. We share this view and our particular interest lies in understanding the connections...
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