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    Philosophy of Education in a New Key: Snapshot 2020 From the United States and Canada.Liz Jackson, Kal Alston, Lauren Bialystok, Larry Blum, Nicholas C. Burbules, Ann Chinnery, David T. Hansen, Kathy Hytten, Cris Mayo, Trevor Norris, Sarah M. Stitzlein, Winston C. Thompson, Leonard Waks, Michael A. Peters & Marek Tesar - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-17.
    This article shares reflections from members of the community of philosophers of education in the United States and Canada who were invited to express their insights in response to the theme ‘Snaps...
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    Refuting Polonius: Sincerity, Authenticity, and 'Shtick'.Lauren Bialystok - 2011 - Philosophical Papers 40 (2):207 - 231.
    Abstract In this paper I probe the kinds of views about selfhood that inform our understanding of sincerity and authenticity and argue that the terms have separate, but related, boundaries. Borrowing Harry Frankfurt's notion of wholeheartedness, I argue that authenticity is a form of alignment or consistency within the self, which requires self-knowledge and intentionality in order to be actualized. Sincerity involves representing oneself truthfully to others but does not depend on the presence of authenticity. I contrast sincerity and authenticity (...)
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    Authenticity and the Limits of Philosophy.Lauren Bialystok - 2014 - Dialogue 53 (2):271-298.
    Almost everyone has had an intuitive experience of authenticity that seems to reveal a glimmer of one’s true identity. Yet by positing the existence of a ‘true self,’ authenticity introduces metaphysical challenges that resist systematic solutions. I argue that authenticity properly analyzed demands an essentialist structure that strains to be applied to personal identity. I then assess the three most influential types of accounts in modern philosophical discussions against this framework: Romanticism and autonomy; late existentialism; and virtue conceptions of authenticity. (...)
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    Philosophy Across the Curriculum and the Question of Teacher Capacity; Or, What Is Philosophy and Who Can Teach It?Lauren Bialystok - 2017 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 51 (4):817-836.
    Pre-college philosophy has proliferated greatly over the last few decades, including in the form of ‘philosophy across the curriculum’. However, there has been very little sustained examination of the nature of philosophy as a subject relative to other standard pre-college subjects and the kinds of expertise an effective philosophy teacher at this level should possess. At face value, the minimal academic preparation expected for competence in secondary philosophy instruction, compared to the high standards for teaching other subjects, raises questions and (...)
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    Children, Religion, and the Ethics of Influence John Tillson Bloomsbury, 2019, Pp. 208.Lauren Bialystok - 2021 - Educational Theory 71 (1):149-155.
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    How Open Should Open‐Mindedness Be?Lauren Bialystok - 2019 - Educational Theory 69 (4):529-537.
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    “My Child, My Choice”? Mandatory Curriculum, Sex, and the Conscience of Parents.Lauren Bialystok - 2018 - Educational Theory 68 (1):11-29.
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    Open‐Mindedness From the Public Sphere to the Classroom.Lauren Bialystok & Matt A. Ferkany - 2019 - Educational Theory 69 (4):377-381.
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    Respect Without Recognition: A Critique of the OCSTA’s “Respecting Difference” Policy.Lauren Bialystok - 2014 - Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society 22 (1):8-18.
    In 2012, a provincial bill amended the Ontario Education Act to provide more focused measures to eliminate bullying on the basis of sexual orientation. Bill 13 specifically requires that students be allowed to establish gay-straight alliances, including in the publicly-funded Catholic school system. The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association responded by proposing an alternative policy, called “Respecting Difference,” on the grounds that GSAs run contrary to Catholic teaching. Respect is a complex ethical notion with a long philosophical history. Through an (...)
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    Should Teachers Be Authentic?Lauren Bialystok - 2015 - Ethics and Education 10 (3):313-326.
    Authenticity is often touted as an important virtue for teachers. But what do we mean when we say that a teacher ought to be ‘authentic’? Research shows that discussions of teacher authenticity frequently refer to other character traits or simply to teacher effectiveness, but authenticity is a unique concept with a long philosophical history. Once we understand authenticity as an ethical and metaphysical question, the presumed connection between authenticity and teaching appears less solid. While being true to oneself may render (...)
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    Somogy Varga , Authenticity as an Ethical Ideal . Reviewed By.Lauren Bialystok - 2013 - Philosophy in Review 33 (6):496-499.
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