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"Engendering Curriculum History"

During the Industrial Revolution, Munro states that the shifting of education from the private sphere to the public is one of biblical symbolism. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells a parable of the younger son of a wealthy father who demands his inheritance early, only to squander it on frivolous living. 442 more words

Catharine Beecher

Quote of the Day

Open-mindedness is not the same as empty-mindedness.

—John Dewey

Political Correctness

Dewey Simplified

A summarized reflection on John Dewey’s 1909 Moral Principles in Education.

Dewey is one of the most referenced names in education. His book Moral Principles in Education is one of his most well known works and is a valuable resource for any student of education. 634 more words

Book Reviews

When Should Intellectuals be held Accountable for Popular Misrepresentations of their Theories?

Often an academic will articulate some very nuanced theory or ideological belief which arises out of a specialized discourse, and specialized background knowledge, of their discipline. 2,084 more words

Philosophy

Democratic Vistas

In his 1872 essay “Democratic Vistas” the poet Walt Whitman writes that “democracy is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten, because that history has yet to be enacted.” This course tests Whitman’s supposition through diverse cultural practices, with a special focus on the relationship between art and democracy. 359 more words

Commentary

Inspirational Quote # 701

If you’re writing, think about your character and how this quote might be true or false for him or her.

Writing