Advisor

Gary R. Nave

Date of Award

2004

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Educational Leadership

Physical Description

1 online resource (229 p.)

Subjects

Inmates of institutions -- Education, Questioning, Critical thinking, Reasoning, Corrections

DOI

10.15760/etd.5552

Abstract

This exploratory study examines the hypothesis that Socratic pedagogy is a useful tool for imparting critical thinking and moral reasoning skills to inmates. The study explores the effectiveness of a new curriculum, Introducing Socrates, which relies on Socratic pedagogy to achieve its objectives. The curriculum draws from the effective criminal justice research on cognitive education to determine its objectives, and then looks to the Platonic dialogues to find broad philosophical questions that tie into those objectives. The program also evaluates salient criticisms of Socratic pedagogy that are found in the educational and philosophical literature, and then isolates and evaluates constructs from these criticisms in the study.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20689

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