Winston C. Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. He received his PhD in Philosophy of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Thompson's scholarship focuses upon ethical and social/political questions of justice, education, and the public good, with recent efforts analyzing dilemmas of educational policy. During the fellowship year, Thompson will work on his monograph project, "Justice in the Balance: Revitalizing Politics and Education." This work takes the mainstream view of the relationship between education and politics to: 1) cheapen our sense of justice in education, and 2) imperil our understanding of the political essence of justice in public life. By enlarging the mainstream view of the range in this relationship and asking what is owed to persons and polities as a matter of educational rather than political justice, this project explores a renewed approach to the very core of democracy within pluralistic societies.
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