Purpel, David E.

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Educating teachers in an integrated arts curriculum : a rationale and pilot study 1974 128 The major purpose of this study was to develop a rationale for a teacher training program and design a curriculum for student teachers compatible with a specific school curriculum. The study was designed to provide experiential learning in a context ...
Experiential citizen education for early adolescents : a model 1978 112 Citizen education for adolescents has been judged ineffective for the most part because an academic orientation has failed to foster participatory citizenship. Recent research in the political socialization of youth strongly suggests that the schools...
Hermeneutic experience and intersubjectivity in schools : on the way toward meaning 1981 98 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...
Moral education as a part of the study of children's literature : an inservice model and case study 1979 131 The purposes of this dissertation were to explore the possibilities of approaching moral education as one aspect of children's literature and to design a model of inservice education for alternative means of providing for students' moral education in...
Patriarchy and nursing education : analysis and model 1981 133 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 201 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 139 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 106 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 125 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 75 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 ...
The socialization of beginning nurses in the hospital setting : an interpretive inquiry 1982 133 The purpose of this study was to inquire into the socialization process in which the individual nurse mediates this experience in the first years of employment in the hospital setting. Six registered nurses who had begun the socialization process wit...
An interpretive inquiry into the world of the teacher 1979 93 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 104 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 97 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 70 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...
Reflections and visions : a hermeneutic study of dangers and possibilities in dance education 1984 71 This investigation focuses on the validity of dance as an educative process, with particular concern for ways in which dance may limit human personhood. This concern, with focus on the issues of liberation and communion, is expanded through awareness...
The significance of myth for curriculum development 1981 70 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...
Developmental education and teacher training 1977 147 This study was designed to investigate the relationship of cognitive development and moral development; the differences and similarities between prospective elementary teachers and prospective secondary teachers in stages of cognitive development and...
Generating a theoretical base for restructuring curriculum content 1979 77 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 111 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 21 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 ...
Outstanding teachers as an endangered species : a study of burnout 1985 44 This study was an interpretive inquiry into the phenomenon of burnout and why career-status teachers terminated their careers. Specifically, it focused attention on the relationship between the reasons the teachers resigned and how they experienced t...
The relationship between education as liberation and computing 1986 39 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 74 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 25 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 31 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...
Values and the academic organization 1986 43 The purpose of this study was to examine the academic organization, in general, and the liberal arts college, in particular, within the context of institutional values and operational modes as important determining factors for organizational strength...
Toward a feminist pedagogy : relationships, experience, and liberation 1987 33 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 18 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 32 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 ...
Special education and human dignity : a hermeneutic of hope 1988 22 In directing attention toward concerns regarding human dignity, this paper addresses the revealing and concealing nature of paradigms that we unconsciously and consciously embrace as we interpret, classify, and make meaningful our experiences and rel...
A mythic canon of education : response to political and spiritual alienation 1988 25 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...
A metaphorical model of sacrament : toward broader discourse in the teaching of science 1988 27 The concept of sacrament is examined as a perspective for evaluating curriculum and teaching. Specifically, this study proposes a perspective on college science curriculum and teaching and on the discourses used in teaching and learning the sciences....
The development of creative thinking and its educational implications 1989 31 This dissertation proposes a theory of the development of creative thinking in the context of major psychological, philosophical, and religious perspectives on thinking and human development. This study then suggests some implications of the proposed...
Theory and experience of relationships from a phenomenological perspective 1989 16 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 29 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...
Modern dance in a postmodern world 1989 31 The purpose of this research was to define a modern dance point of view through the work of early, seminal dance artists and to then describe ways in which important social forces have shaped the form in the years since 1965. Special attention was pa...
Body, pleasure, language and world : a framework for the critical analysis of dance education 1990 64 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...
Punk, art and education 1990 22 This research correlates the three seemingly separate areas of Punk culture, visual art and education. The connections made between these three areas are intended to provide insight about problems within the larger culture. The basic conclusion is th...
The role of the transformative teacher : an interpretive inquiry into the possibilities of personal awareness and praxis in authentic educational reform 1990 22 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...
Mysticism and ritual : a processual framework for dance as social transformation 1991 27 This dissertation was concerned with the role of dance in personal and social transformation. The analysis of traditional ritual and mystical forms and the elements of the creative process in the arts, were used as a conceptual framework for this stu...
Reclaiming our bodies : towards a sentient pedagogy of liberation 1991 25 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 23 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 13 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...
Dorothy Heathcote as philosopher, educator and dramatist 1991 114 This dissertation represents an interpretive inquiry of Dorothy Heathcote as philosopher, educator, and dramatist upon the occasion of her retirement from teaching. Background information for this dissertation was acquired by the author over a sevent...
Contemporary educational criticism : a critique 1991 46 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 54 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 39 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 the ideal teacher : heroic metaphors of teacher in popular literature 1992 21 One of the important problems teachers face today is an alienation that has developed from a loss of mythic grounding of the ideal. The dissertation focuses on the question of what is meant by the ideal teacher. The paper delineates three realms of t...
Cherishing as a model of education : a spiritual journey 1993 31 This critique examines the dominant consciousness of contemporary schooling and society while discussing how competition, standardized testing, and the effective schools movement continue to diminish and depersonalize students. This study addresses t...
Cultural identity, Jewish identity and the educational struggle for social justice : social analysis and personal reflection 1995 10 This dissertation explores the dialectic between cultural identity and educational policies with particular reference to moral implications of cultural identity. Given the increasing ethnic diversity and economic bifurcation in the United States toda...
A study of marginalization, mental illness, illiteracy, and poverty : the problematics of intervention 1994 14 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...
Personal effects : education in the age of personal-industry technology 1996 16 This work explains and models a "personal" way of doing education in the current era of personal-industry electronic technology represented by the computer. Seeing how powerful the now-fading mass-industry technological paradigm (represented by the f...
Recovering aesthetics in teaching : beauty informed with love 1995 9 This dissertation looks at teaching through an aesthetic lens that brings the classroom into focus as a living composition of active and loving relationship. As the dimension of its form unfolds, it reveals the full and inclusive nature of aesthetics...
Hope : pedagogy in a despairing world 1996 16 The first chapter asserts that we have exhausted our cultural repertoire, careening through both modem certainty and postmodern disorder without finding hope-the things in and for which we have been told to hope do not keep us from despair. The chapt...
Voices of southern women : speaking from the country schoolhouse, 1915-1940, Rockingham County, North Carolina 1996 28 This dissertation focuses on the school life experiences of southern women in the rural setting between 1915 and 1940. Southern schooling has historically prepared women for their subordinate role in society, emphasizing the domestic role of women. A...
The source of control, the art of liberation and problematics of school transformation in the postmodern era : a quest for hope and meaning 1995 14 This dissertation is concerned with the dysfunctional relationship between education as it is practiced and experiences in the postmodern world. The current educational paradigm embodies Cartesian notions of the supremacy of disembodied mind and of o...
The lingering death of assimilation : problems and issues in Indian education 1996 16 This study presents an overview of the history of American Indian education with particular emphasis on the role of the federal government. The first chapter is designed to introduce the reader to the ideology and intent of the earliest attempts to p...
School as community or school in community : conflicting values in control and professional responsibility 1994 16 The purpose of this research was to study (1) the dilemma of teachers' professional demands versus community expectations and (2) the issues regarding local control of schools versus centralization and the relationship between these two issues. The h...
Promoting ecological consciousness in the classroom : a search for spiritual union 1994 10 The necessity of promoting an ecologically based curriculum is examined from both an educational and spiritual perspective. Beginning with a reflection upon the people, events, and experiences that have shaped my acceptance of Catholicism, my interes...