An Evaluation of the Approaches to the Social Studies

An Evaluation of the Approaches to the Social Studies

Date: 1941
Creator: Golson, L. R.
Description: This study involves the examination of the major approaches to the social sciences in order to discover whether they are so arranged as to insure democratic practices that are implied or expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the preamble to the Constitution, and the Constitution. It involves the study of the philosophy underlying American democracy of "the yesterdays" and today. A further exploration is made to determine whether the various approaches are based on what psychology has discovered as to the way in which effective learning takes place.
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The Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

The Prostitution of Self-Determination by Hitler in Austria

Date: January 1955
Creator: Bates, Stephen S.
Description: The right of national independence, which came to be called the principle of self-determination, is, in general terms, the belief that each nation has a right to constitute an independent state and determine its own government. It will be the thesis of this paper to show that the Nazi regime under the rule of Adolph Hitler took this principle as its own insofar as its relations with other nations were concerned, but while they paid lip service to the principle, it was in fact being prostituted to the fullest degree in the case of Austria and the Anschluss of 1938.
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The Road to Development is Paved With Good Institutions: The Political and Economic Implications of Financial Markets

The Road to Development is Paved With Good Institutions: The Political and Economic Implications of Financial Markets

Date: May 2008
Creator: Brown, Chelsea Denise
Description: This research seeks to identify the factors that account for the variation in development levels across nations by focusing on the institutional components of development, especially the effects of financial market development on economic and political development. I argue that financial market institutions are critical to economic and political development, and provide a partial explanation for the variation in development observed across nations. Financial market development affects political development indirectly through greater economic efficiency and growth and directly by reducing poverty, increasing economic equality, strengthening the middle class and increasing political participation. Increased financial market development also produces more efficient institutions and eliminates certain perverse incentives in government that result in corruption. The action mechanisms rest largely on the idea that increasing access to financial services allows the lower and middle- income segments of society to smooth their income and invest in high return activities that can lift people out of poverty. These improvements distribute both economic and intellectual resources throughout society and provide greater opportunities for political entrepreneurship from all societal groups. This, along with greater ability to participate either through monetary means or greater time, increases political participation and democratic development. Using a variety of econometric techniques to ...
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An Analysis of the Contribution of a Given Educational System to the Defense of Democracy

An Analysis of the Contribution of a Given Educational System to the Defense of Democracy

Date: 1941
Creator: Maxwell, Maude Napier
Description: The purpose of this study is four-fold: (1) to present through an analysis of life needs the nature and source of a curriculum best adapted to democracy; (2) to present fairly some of the reasons why a curriculum must be founded on democracy if democracy survives the dangerous forces that threaten to obliterate its very existence; (3) to make an unprejudiced analysis of the regular situation now existing in Oklahoma schools at the present time to find whether her schools are meeting this challenge to democracy; and (4) to offer from the comparison of the summaries of these data recommendations whereby all schools may have a curriculum "rooted in the life of its people"--a program that contributes to democracy and permanent national defense.
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The Application of Democratic Cooperative Procedures to the Administration of Curriculum Revision

The Application of Democratic Cooperative Procedures to the Administration of Curriculum Revision

Date: 1940
Creator: Shands, Janie Hopson
Description: The purpose of this study is to select procedures based on principles of cooperation implied in American democracy, and to apply these democratic cooperative procedures to the administration of curriculum revision.
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The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

Date: 1942
Creator: Solomon, Lily A.
Description: This study centers around the evolution in theory and practice used in dealing with superior children. The manner in which the growth of democracy has influenced this evolution is pointed out.
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Initiating, Developing, and Evaluating a Sound School Council for a Small High School

Initiating, Developing, and Evaluating a Sound School Council for a Small High School

Date: 1947
Creator: Taylor, Thomas Wayne
Description: This problem will seek to determine a program for initiating, developing, and evaluating a sound school council for a small high school. It is the purpose of this study to propose a working situation that may be made immediately applicable to small Texas high schools.
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Tendencies Away from Democracy

Tendencies Away from Democracy

Date: 1947
Creator: Griffin, Ernest R.
Description: It is the intention of the author to arrive at a definition of democracy based upon governmental principles which are refutable by none, although further discussion in the light of this definition may not be accepted by all. In addition, it is the objective of the author to make a study of deviations from the Constitution, as shown by certain acts of the agents of government, as well as dangers to our democracy that exist due to certain attitudes and practices of the people.
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A Comparative Study of Pupil-Teacher Ratings of the Amount of Democracy Practiced in the William James Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

A Comparative Study of Pupil-Teacher Ratings of the Amount of Democracy Practiced in the William James Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Date: 1942
Creator: Mayo, Vera
Description: This study undertakes to measure by means of a questionnaire the spirit of democracy in the William James Junior High School of Fort Worth, Texas. The problem was the outgrowth of a personal interest in the boys and girls in the public schools of our nation and a feeling that strict application of the principles of democracy to school practices would result in happier school relationships.
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Some Hindrances to the Functioning of Democracy in American Society

Some Hindrances to the Functioning of Democracy in American Society

Date: 1946
Creator: Oliver, Clydene
Description: It is the purpose of this study to discover and define certain hindrances to the functioning of democracy in American society.
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Transnational Organized Crime and Destabilization in Democracies, Russian Organized Crime as Case Study

Transnational Organized Crime and Destabilization in Democracies, Russian Organized Crime as Case Study

Date: August 2001
Creator: Yasar, Muhammet Murat
Description: Transnational organized crime has been prevalent during the last century, but it recently has been recognized as a threat to the world order. Governments throughout the world, along with the intergovernmental organizations identified this phenomenon as a new threat to domestic and international security. This paper attempts to explain the impacts of transnational organized crime on the functioning of democratic societies by adopting the Russian Organized Crime as case study. The descriptive research with regard to definition, scope and organization of transnational organized crime, along with the objectives, limitations and methodology of this research will be included in the first chapter. Recent trends observed in organized crime`s character and the impact of organized crime on the political economies of democratic regimes will be contained in the following chapters. Pre-conditions for a broader response to transnational organized crime and conclusive remarks will be the context of the last chapter.
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Foucault's Foundationless Democratic Theory

Foucault's Foundationless Democratic Theory

Date: December 2006
Creator: Carter, Kelly A.
Description: I examine a key shift in Michel Foucault's political philosophy from a position in which he was a staunch anti-humanist, to a final position in which he advocated not only the ability of the subject to influence his political condition, but also the individual freedoms assured by a democratic form of government. I begin by summarizing his overall critique of the post-Enlightenment West, and then explain how his observation of the Iranian Revolution served as a key turning point concerning his attitude towards the subject. Next, I elaborate on the direction of Foucault's late writings and examine how his new conceptualization of the subject leads him to embrace a democratic political system albeit free from Enlightenment philosophical foundations. I conclude by critiquing Foucault's foundationless democratic theory on the basis that it would ultimately undermine the individual freedoms and aesthetic development that he seeks to protect.
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Speaking for America ... Douglas MacArthur.

Speaking for America ... Douglas MacArthur.

Date: unknown
Creator: Scholastic Magazines, inc.
Description: Black and white photograph of Douglas MacArthur on a blue background. Text box contains a quote promoting tolerance, freedom, and democracy.
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Democratic Pantheism in the Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville

Democratic Pantheism in the Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville

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Date: May 2006
Creator: Bearry, Brian Anthony
Description: According to Alexis de Tocqueville, humanity is entering a new age of political and social equality, a new epoch in which the human race has no historical example or experience. As a result, he holds humanity's future will be largely determined by the political and moral choices made in this transitional time. For Tocqueville, the new egalitarian era is a forgone conclusion, but for him, the pressing question is whether humanity will choose a future in which it enchains itself to new forms of tyranny, or, whether the human race can establish the political and moral institutions designed to assure human freedom and dignity. In Tocqueville's view, liberty or slavery are the two choices modern men and women have in front of them, and it is the intent of this dissertation to explore Tocqueville's warning in regard to the latter choice. Tocqueville warns us that modern democratic peoples must beware of the moral and political effects of a new type of political philosophy, a political theory he terms democratic pantheism. Democratic pantheism is a philosophic doctrine that treats egalitarianism as a "religion" in which all social and political striving is directed toward realizing a providentially ordained strict equality of conditions. ...
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How Democratic in Administration, Construction of the Curriculum, and Methods of Teaching are Sixteen Elementary Schools of Hill County Having More Than Two Teachers

How Democratic in Administration, Construction of the Curriculum, and Methods of Teaching are Sixteen Elementary Schools of Hill County Having More Than Two Teachers

Date: 1948
Creator: Moore, Mary O.
Description: The purpose of this study is three-fold: 1. To make a study of the criteria used in evaluating democracy in the elementary schools. 2. To evaluate how democratic sixteen elementary schools of Hill County are. 3. To offer recommendations for changes that could be made for the improvement of the sixteen elementary schools of Hill County.
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Change in Group Responsibility in the Second Grade as a Result of Concerted Effort

Change in Group Responsibility in the Second Grade as a Result of Concerted Effort

Date: 1949
Creator: Daniel, Wilma Thomas
Description: The problem under consideration is to determine the changes in group responsibility in a second grade as a result of concerted effort. The concerted efforts made in this experiment were telling, reading, and dramatizing stories, poems, and songs of responsibility; discussing of stories, poems, songs, and filmstrips of responsibility; the assigning of definite classroom responsibility; and the assigning of definite study responsibility. This study attempts to answer the question, how much change, positive or negative, will occur in group responsibility as a result of the above-mentioned efforts?
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A Study of the Use of the Integrative-Experience Curriculum in Helping Elementary School Pupils to Learn the Ways of Democracy

A Study of the Use of the Integrative-Experience Curriculum in Helping Elementary School Pupils to Learn the Ways of Democracy

Date: 1949
Creator: Lynch, Henry A., Jr.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine a method of helping elementary school pupils to learn the ways of democracy through the use of the integrative-experience curriculum.
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A Democratic Plan for the Coordination and Administration of Student Activities of North Dallas High School

A Democratic Plan for the Coordination and Administration of Student Activities of North Dallas High School

Date: 1948
Creator: Walters, George F.
Description: Since more demand is being made of the school to teach democracy--and to practice what it teaches--this work is an attempt to show how some phases of the democratic way of living can be incorporated into a student activity program of a high school, and to offer a democratic plan for the coordination and administration of these student activities.
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Environmental journalism curriculum as an imperative of democracy: A philosophical exploration.

Environmental journalism curriculum as an imperative of democracy: A philosophical exploration.

Date: August 2007
Creator: Loftis, Randy Lee
Description: Economic retrenchment, social shifts, and technological changes endanger journalism's democratic role. Journalism education faces parallel threats. I review the state of journalism and education, linking the crisis to society's loss of story, framed philosophically by the Dewey-critical theory split over journalism and power. I explore the potential for renewing journalism and education with Carey's ritual model and Postman's restoration of storytelling. I then summarize existing major academic programs and suggest a new interdisciplinary curriculum for environmental journalism, a specialty well suited to experimental, democracy-centered education. The curriculum uses as pedagogy active and conversational learning and reflection. A graduate introductory course is detailed, followed by additional suggested classes that could form the basis of a graduate certificate program or, with further expansion, a graduate degree concentration.
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An Analysis of Democracy in Special Education

An Analysis of Democracy in Special Education

Date: 1948
Creator: Ford, Lola
Description: The problem of this study is to make an analysis of some democratic procedures for planning and conducting special education for exceptional children.
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A Study to Determine Sound Methods of Employing Group Planning in Certain Areas of Personnel Administration

A Study to Determine Sound Methods of Employing Group Planning in Certain Areas of Personnel Administration

Date: 1949
Creator: Douglas, Omer R.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine sound methods of employing group planning in certain areas of personnel administration.
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JAC Audio Interview: Noam Chomsky

JAC Audio Interview: Noam Chomsky

Date: 1991
Creator: Olson, Gary A.; Faigley, Lester & Chomsky, Noam
Description: JAC interview with Noam Chomsky discussing radical politics in relation to language, writing, philosophy, and rhetoric
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JAC Audio Interview: Ernesto Laclau

JAC Audio Interview: Ernesto Laclau

Date: 1999
Creator: Worsham, Lynn; Olson, Gary A. & Laclau, Ernesto
Description: JAC interview of Ernesto Laclau discussing hegemony and democracy in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Paulo Freire

JAC Audio Interview: Paulo Freire

Date: 1992
Creator: Olson, Gary A. & Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997
Description: JAC interview of Paulo Freire discussing critical literacy and pedagogy in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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