Purpel, David E.

uncg

There are 34 item/s.

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Hermeneutic experience and intersubjectivity in schools : on the way toward meaning 1981 54 This study reflects the ontological significance of research itself. As a linguistic expression of the researcher's participation in an ongoing search for a greater understanding of intersubjectivity in schools, the study affirms the conditioned natu...
Patriarchy and nursing education : analysis and model 1981 80 A concern for nursing's lack of a unique identity and failure to achieve professionalism served `as focal points for inquiry, analysis, and the development of an alternative nursing curriculum model. The belief that nursing's failure to realize its a...
Citizen action education for a democratic community : a model for curriculum development 1976 137 It was the purpose of this study to investigate curriculum efforts designed to develop communities of competent, mature, democratic citizens, and to develop a model for citizenship education using citizen action as a basis for development of the comp...
Kaleidoscopes : an imaginative look at the aesthetic and existential dimensions of education 1981 86 The major purpose of this study is to offer an explanation of an aesthetic theory of knowledge as well as to illustrate the usefulness of aesthetics as a lens for examining issues in educational theory. Arising from the belief that man is essentially...
Myths, morals, and models : implications for special education 1976 71 The dissertation is an essay in curriculum criticism. Its method is interdisciplinary. It is modeled on curriculum theorizing and literary criticism; it uses typologies taken from ethics and theology; and it is patterned after a hermeneutical method ...
Relationships and personal development : an ethnomethodological study of teachers' perspectives 1979 95 This study described and interpreted the patterns of awareness that teachers expressed about their relationships with students, and the significance they understood these relationships to have on the students' personal development. An ethnomethodolog...
A personal inquiry, through Currere, into the person/earth relationship, using the hermeneutic spiral as model 1983 48 This dissertation is an inquiry focused on the development of a curriculum framework, for Outdoor/Environmental Education. The method of inquiry is derived from a phenomenological and hermeneutic orientation with a particular emphasis on the concept ...
An interpretive inquiry into the world of the teacher 1979 55 The underlying assumption of this study is that a meaningful study of man entails an understanding of his humanity. In this study, a research effort is directed toward obtaining a sense of person of the teacher. The study considers the teacher from a...
Moral development, content analysis and the moral/value dimensions of television drama : a methodological inquiry 1980 51 The assumption presented in this study is that there are significant moral dimensions in commercial television programing. A concern for these dimensions has appeared as aspects of empirical and interpretive studies in the television literature, but ...
The dual role of single parent and professional : a study of gender issues and the work-family role 1984 53 This participant hermeneutic study focused on the role interaction between work and family responsibilities when one person fulfills the dual role of parent and worker. Three questions were of primary interest: (a) To what degree and in what ways do ...
A retrospective inquiry into selected experiences of beginning teachers : a study in teacher socialization 1982 38 Research attention is focused on the cultural expectations associated with the role of teacher as these expectations help shape a beginning teacher's sense of the role and of professional identity. The traditional social science quantitative research...
The significance of myth for curriculum development 1981 42 This dissertation explores the question of whether myth represents a kind of knowledge and a way of knowing useful to children at particular stages of development. The question is approached through an examination of theories about the potential sign...
Generating a theoretical base for restructuring curriculum content 1979 37 The purpose of this study is to contribute to an ongoing effort among a number of contemporary curriculum theorists to generate a theoretical base for restructuring' curriculum content. The study is divided into a Prologue, two Chapters, and an Epilo...
The effect of real-life problem-solving training upon students' problem-solving ability 1976 62 This study investigated the effect of real-life problem solving training upon high-school students' real-life problem solving ability, the level of their self concept, and their perception of the locus of control of their behavior. Also examined were...
Curriculum and collective consciousness : speculations on individualism, community and cosmos 1985 5 This study joins the work of a number of contemporary curriculum theorists who are attempting to foster a "language of possibility" for education. The impetus for this study is derived from, and the first chapter addresses, the paradoxical modernist ...
The relationship between education as liberation and computing 1986 8 The purpose of this study was to inquire into the relationship between education as liberation and computing. The first phase was an examination of foundational aspects of the concept of education as liberation. Major theoretical aspects related to e...
Social control and social change factors in the nurturer-provider role of women : a study of gender issues in two-parent working families 1986 7 This dissertation deals with the nurturer-provider role of women today. What it means to work as well as raise a family for married women will be the central concern of discussion in this paper. This study examines factors in society that contribute ...
Education and critical consciousness : Freire, Freud and Hegel 1987 6 This study is an examination of the concept of education as liberation. The premise of this study is that the potential for greatness and fullness of being, implicit as a premise within humankind, can be made an explicit reality through employing a p...
Art as idolatry or sacred possibility : a hermeneutic study of art education 1987 4 This investigation focuses on the problems of viewing education in the visual arts through a technological curricular framework that limits human potential and on the possibilities presented by expanding the art educator 1 s view of curricular decisi...
Toward a feminist pedagogy : relationships, experience, and liberation 1987 3 This investigation focuses on the emerging feminist consciousness of inclusion rather than a masculine consciousness of exclusivity. The emphasis is on the work of women as they search for meaning from sources which reflect and react to their needs. ...
Toward an education for crossing cultures : a study of emotional issues related to the cross-cultural experience 1987 3 This study focused on the emotional reactions of sojourners when faced with the differing expectations of a host culture. Experiential and empirical methods of research were utilized along with interviews of five successful sojourners, three from the...
The teacher as prophet in a transformational ideology of education 1987 7 The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the possibility for personal and social transformation through education. This inquiry examines the need for a transformational consciousness in order to meet the challenge of current world crises. This ...
A mythic canon of education : response to political and spiritual alienation 1988 4 Personal and societal alienation in the 20th century means that we as social beings, conditioned now by the values of utilitarianism rather than those of the spirit, experience profound anxiety and insecurity about our lives. Lacking general individu...
Theory and experience of relationships from a phenomenological perspective 1989 4 This dissertation focuses on selected educational theories of relationships and personal experiences from a phenomenological research methodology. It assumes that we undergo a dialectic between theory and practice of relationships where we modify or ...
The pragmatization of love : a study of the concepts of hierarchy, encounter, and epoche 1989 3 This study is presented in narrative form and develops perspectives upon the topic of love. The foundational implication of this research is that in acknowledging our common ground we experience the mutuality from which we may prosper human well-bein...
Body, pleasure, language and world : a framework for the critical analysis of dance education 1990 4 This dissertation is a philosophical analysis of the language of dance education. In particular the writer analyses the relation between language and body understanding. The Introduction presents an initial metaphor of consciousness as "world". The d...
The role of the transformative teacher : an interpretive inquiry into the possibilities of personal awareness and praxis in authentic educational reform 1990 2 This investigation focuses upon the role of the teacher as an agent of change in public education by exploring different means through which the teacher might become both more aware and more responsible for his professional experience. By utilizing t...
Reclaiming our bodies : towards a sentient pedagogy of liberation 1991 4 This dissertation is a contribution to the development of the theory and practice of critical pedagogy. In particular the dissertation focuses upon the importance of the body as a site for critical reflection. The body here provides the dialectical l...
Teaching as a religious activity : the classroom as a place of darkness and mystery 1991 4 This study is an examination of the perception of teaching as a religious activity framed in the mystical concept of Endarkenment. Throughout this work, the concept of Endarkenment is presented as a viable point of departure for educational theory an...
Possibilities and paradoxes of religious schools : case study of Seventh-Day Adventist schools 1991 1 This dissertation deals with the gap between education of practice and vision in Seventh-day Adventist education. It describes and analyzes the conflicts between its religious vision and particular cultural and social demands placed upon its educatio...
Contemporary educational criticism : a critique 1991 3 This dissertation explores issues in the theory and practice of contemporary educational criticism that have arisen in the wake of the breakup of the curriculum field in the 1960s and 1970s. This upheaval, I argue, reflects a broader questioning acro...
Educational change, cultural transformation and spiritual renewal : reflections on a mythology of hope 1992 4 This dissertation is the interpretation of a personal dream which continues to have profound meaning and influence on my view of reality. In this sense this dissertation is the outward expression of my inner life. It is thus a hermeneutic study which...
From paradigm to K Mart : an alternative approach to teaching students with severe mental retardation 1992 2 This dissertation documents a public school special education teacher's efforts to create an alternative method to teach language and functional skills to teenagers with severe mental retardation. Over a 3 year period, the students were taught to seq...
A study of marginalization, mental illness, illiteracy, and poverty : the problematics of intervention 1994 1 This dissertation explores some of the causes of the marginalization of mental patients, illiterates, and poor students by the institutions designed to help them. It focuses on the organization of educational and medical institutions in Europe, the U...