Frank Margonis

Frank Margonis
University of Utah | UOU · Education, Culture & Society

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This article focuses upon monstrously generous teaching styles, enacted in neocolonial educational contexts, where the interactions between students and teachers are sometimes tense and mistrustful. The tensions between students and teachers are explained by discussing the ways in which schools—in the theoretical perspective of Roberto Esposito—ope...
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The project pedagogy developed by Eliot Wigginton and his students offers an exciting example of John Dewey’s philosophy in motion. Students are given significant responsibility to carry out the production of a magazine, and in the process, they must routinely pose and solve the problems they encounter along the way.
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In this review essay, Mark Brenneman and Frank Margonis address three recent book‐length contributions to the ongoing discussion around cosmopolitanism and educational thought: Mark Olssen's Liberalism, Neoliberalism, Social Democracy: Thin Communitarian Perspectives on Political Philosophy and Education, Sharon Todd's Toward an Imperfect Education...
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In contrast to educational policies in the U.S., which assume an individualistic path of success and promote the assimilation of students, this essay argues for pedagogies where teachers focus upon facilitating the development of strong relationships en route to creating exciting educational environments and fertile contexts for social justice move...
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Abstract John Dewey’s willingness to endorse a remedial form of education for African American students offers us a rare glimpse of the racial assumptions underlying Dewey’s educational philosophy. By considering a variety of clues — Dewey’s silences on racial equality, his understanding of race and racial progress, and his respective prescriptions...
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Bill Lawson and Donald Koch's book Pragmatism and the Problem of Race offers a range of essays that explore the relation of pragmatic philosophy to race and racial injustice. The authors hope to understand and correct for the systematic ignorance regarding race that characterised the social philosophy of John Dewey. Some of the authors document Dew...
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School choice proposals in the us have emerged in a variety of forms to address numerous ills of the nation's public school system. To date, these forms include alternative education in the public schools, magnet schools under controlled choice desegregation plans, statewide school choice plans, and, most extremely, tuition voucher and tax credit p...
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This manuscript argues that two systems of metaphors have set the parameters governing the national debate over educational choice; proponents have relied heavily on laissez-faire metaphors and critics have relied on communitarian metaphors. The former invoke visions of free individuals whose actions are made harmonious via a beneficent market; the...
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This article provides a careful reading of what we refer to as the school change literature. Focusing on some of the prominent scholars within this tradition -- Havelock, Huberman, Miles, Sarason, Fullan, Hargreaves, and Rosenholtz -- we use empirical evidence from a case study of site-based decision making to argue that the emphasis within this tr...
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Navajo women's historically problematic relation to public schools might be best understood by considering the role that matrilineal networks play in giving Navajo women a place of respect as mothers and daughters—a life course to which schools contribute little. Navajo women's commitment to cooperative family relations is sharply at odds with cont...

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Develop a framework for the relation-centered education