A New Vision of Liberal Education

A New Vision of Liberal Education
Author: Alistair Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN: 1317410858
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Vision of Liberal Education Book Excerpt:

‘This is an extremely important book. Wonderfully well researched and written, it develops a powerful argument about how we should conceive of the aims of education and design curricula. It should define the field for a very considerable period of time.’ - Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London, UK Many philosophers of education believe that the main aim of education is to endow students with personal autonomy, producing citizens who are reflective, make rational choices, and submit their values and beliefs to critical scrutiny. This book argues that the ‘good life’ need not be the life of the philosopher, politician or critical thinker, but that an ordinary ‘unexamined’ life is also worth living. Central to this ethical life is the engagement in worthwhile activities or ‘practices’, and the best way to prepare pupils for their engagement in these practices is to cultivate a range of moral and intellectual virtues. In this book, Alistair Miller brings together a range of philosophical and historical perspectives to argue for a new vision of liberal education: liberal in the sense that it forms a moral and cultural inheritance, new in the sense that it would enable all pupils to lead flourishing lives. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book seeks to establish the justified aims of education in a liberal democratic society; the second part explores the nature of the school curriculum that might realise these aims. A New Vision of Liberal Education will appeal to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, moral and values education, liberal education, and curriculum studies.

Redefining Liberal Arts Education in the Twenty First Century

Redefining Liberal Arts Education in the Twenty First Century
Author: Robert E. Luckett Jr.
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1496833201
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redefining Liberal Arts Education in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

Contributions by William D. Adams, Sarah Archino, Mario J. Azevedo, Katrina Byrd, Rico D. Chapman, Helen O. Chukwuma, Monica Flippin Wynn, Tatiana Glushko, Eric J. Griffin, Kathi R. Griffin, Yumi Park Huntington, Thomas M. Kersen, Robert E. Luckett Jr., Floyd W. Martin, Preselfannie W. McDaniels, Dawn Bishop McLin, Laura Ashlee Messina, Byron D'Andra Orey, Kathy Root Pitts, Candis Pizzetta, Lawrence Sledge, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Joseph Martin Stevenson, Seretha D. Williams, and Karen C. Wilson-Stevenson Redefining Liberal Arts Education in the Twenty-First Century delves into the essential nature of the liberal arts in America today. During a time when the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math dominate the narrative around the future of higher education, the liberal arts remain vital but frequently dismissed academic pursuits. While STEAM has emerged as a popular acronym, the arts get added to the discussion in a way that is often rhetorical at best. Written by scholars from a diversity of fields and institutions, the essays in this collection legitimize the liberal arts and offer visions for the role of these disciplines in the modern world. From the arts, pedagogy, and writing to social justice, the digital humanities, and the African American experience, the essays that comprise Redefining Liberal Arts Education in the Twenty-First Century bring attention to the vast array of ways in which the liberal arts continue to be fundamental parts of any education. In an increasingly transactional environment, in which students believe a degree must lead to a specific job and set income, colleges and universities should take heed of the advice from these scholars. The liberal arts do not lend themselves to the capacity to do a single job, but to do any job. The effective teaching of critical and analytical thinking, writing, and speaking creates educated citizens. In a divisive twenty-first-century world, such a citizenry holds the tools to maintain a free society, redefining the liberal arts in a manner that may be key to the American republic.

Redesigning Liberal Education

Redesigning Liberal Education
Author: William Moner,Phillip Motley,Rebecca Pope-Ruark
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 1421438216
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redesigning Liberal Education Book Excerpt:

Voelker, Scott Windham, Mary C. Wright, Catherine Zeek

Service Learning and the Liberal Arts

Service Learning and the Liberal Arts
Author: Craig A. Rimmerman
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0739121227
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Service Learning and the Liberal Arts Book Excerpt:

The book evaluates service-learning within the context of a liberal arts education from a variety of disciplines. Contributors have written chapters that have practical appeal to other teachers and students interested in developing their own service-learning courses and connecting those courses to broader issues of citizenship and democracy.

Liberal Learning As a Quest for Purpose

Liberal Learning As a Quest for Purpose
Author: William M. Sullivan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-07-06
ISBN: 0190499249
Category: Education, Humanistic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberal Learning As a Quest for Purpose Book Excerpt:

In a remarkable experiment lasting over a decade, a group of 88 independent campuses, ranging from comprehensive universities to intimate colleges, have demonstrated the value of an emerging educational agenda focused on meaning and purpose. These programs have shown that college can provide emerging adults with an understanding of themselves within today's insecure and highly competitive world that enhances their ability to develop the "grit" needed to create meaningful lives. By focusing on the exploration of vocation and its theological foundations, the programs have produced remarkable outcomes in enhanced student engagement in the learning process and more effective entry into adult life. Discernment of vocation provides for many students a synthetic and compelling focus for intellectual and practical exploration. Sustained by articulate reflection and grounded in communities of learning that include faculty as well as students, undergraduate life takes on new significance and urgency. Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose analyzes a series of successful efforts to reconfigure undergraduate education as a journey toward life purpose. Examining the experiences of students and faculty, William M. Sullivan reveals the concrete importance of this educational agenda for individual lives and particular campuses. By connecting the several dimensions of undergraduate experience through reflection on purpose, Sullivan demonstrates how these programs expanded the bandwidth of academic learning in energizing and exploratory ways. Within the larger, troubled environment of contemporary higher education, these pioneering efforts hold promise for a significant rethinking of the undergraduate experience to better serve students and society.

The American Academic Profession

The American Academic Profession
Author: Joseph C. Hermanowicz
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 1421402548
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Academic Profession Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive analysis of the significant questions facing this crucial profession, The American Academic Profession will be welcomed by students and scholars as well as by administrators and policy makers concerned with the future of the academy.

Liberal Education

Liberal Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberal Education Book Excerpt:

Includes the Association's Proceedings.

Leadership and the Liberal Arts

Leadership and the Liberal Arts
Author: J. Wren,R. Riggio
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2009-03-30
ISBN: 0230620140
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership and the Liberal Arts Book Excerpt:

A collection of essays by presidents of prominent liberal arts colleges and leading intellectuals who reflect on the meaning of educating individuals for leadership and how it can be accomplished in ways consistent with the missions of liberal arts institutions.

Who Owns Academic Work

Who Owns Academic Work
Author: Corynne McSherry
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-10-15
ISBN: 0674040899
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Owns Academic Work Book Excerpt:

Who owns academic work? This question is provoking political and legal battles, fought on uncertain terrain, for ever-higher stakes. The posting of faculty lecture notes on commercial Web sites is being hotly debated in multiple forums, even as faculty and university administrators square off in a battle for professorial copyright. In courtrooms throughout the country, universities find themselves embroiled in intricate and expensive patent litigation. Meanwhile, junior researchers are appearing in those same courtrooms, using intellectual property rules to challenge traditional academic hierarchies. All but forgotten in these ownership disputes is a more fundamental question: should academic work be owned at all? Once characterized as a kind of gift, academic work--and academic freedom--are now being reframed as private intellectual property. Drawing on legal, historical, and qualitative research, Corynne McSherry explores the propertization of academic work and shows how that process is shaking the foundations of the university, the professoriate, and intellectual property law. The modern university's reason for being is inextricably tied to that of the intellectual property system. The rush of universities and scholars to defend their knowledge as property dangerously undercuts a working covenant that has sustained academic life--and intellectual property law--for a century and a half. As the value structure of the research university is replaced by the inequalities of the free market, academics risk losing a language for talking about knowledge as anything other than property. McSherry has written a book that ought to deeply trouble everyone who cares about the academy.

Why Choose the Liberal Arts

Why Choose the Liberal Arts
Author: Mark William Roche
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN: 0268091749
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Choose the Liberal Arts Book Excerpt:

In a world where the value of a liberal arts education is no longer taken for granted, Mark William Roche lucidly and passionately argues for its essential importance. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience in higher education as a student, faculty member, and administrator, Roche deftly connects the broad theoretical perspective of educators to the practical needs and questions of students and their parents. Roche develops three overlapping arguments for a strong liberal arts education: first, the intrinsic value of learning for its own sake, including exploration of the profound questions that give meaning to life; second, the cultivation of intellectual virtues necessary for success beyond the academy; and third, the formative influence of the liberal arts on character and on the development of a sense of higher purpose and vocation. Together with his exploration of these three values—intrinsic, practical, and idealistic—Roche reflects on ways to integrate them, interweaving empirical data with personal experience. Why Choose the Liberal Arts? is an accessible and thought-provoking work of interest to students, parents, and administrators.

Excellence Without a Soul

Excellence Without a Soul
Author: Harry Lewis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-08-14
ISBN: 1586485377
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excellence Without a Soul Book Excerpt:

America's great research universities are the envy of the world -- and none more so than Harvard. Never before has the competition for excellence been fiercer. But while striving to be unsurpassed in the quality of its faculty and students, Universities have forgotten that the fundamental purpose of undergraduate education is to turn young people into adults who will take responsibility for society. In Excellence Without a Soul, Harry Lewis, a Harvard professor for more than thirty years and Dean of Harvard College for eight, draws from his experience to explain how our great universities have abandoned their mission. Harvard is unique; it is the richest, oldest, most powerful university in America, and so it has set many standards, for better or worse. Lewis evaluates the failures of this grand institution -- from the hot button issue of grade inflation to the recent controversy over Harvard's handling of date rape cases -- and makes an impassioned argument for change. The loss of purpose in America's great colleges is not inconsequential. Harvard, Yale, Stanford -- these places drive American education, on which so much of our future depends. It is time to ask whether they are doing the job we want them to do.

Handbook of University wide Entrepreneurship Education

Handbook of University wide Entrepreneurship Education
Author: G. Page West,Elizabeth J. Gatewood,Kelly G. Shaver
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1848449488
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of University wide Entrepreneurship Education Book Excerpt:

. . . this Handbook is inspiring. It is designed to assist educators in developing new programmes and pedagogical approaches based upon the previous experiences of others who have forged this exciting new path. I recommend it highly for the inspired as well as for the disillusioned entrepreneurship educator. Howard H. Frederick, Journal of Educational Administration and History This Handbook explores the current state of university-wide entrepreneurship education programs and provides a comprehensive reference guide for the planning and implementation of an entrepreneurship curriculum beyond the business school environment. A variety of authors spanning five countries and multiple disciplines discuss the opportunities and universal challenges in extending entrepreneurship education to the sciences, performing arts, social sciences, humanities, and liberal arts environments. The Handbook is designed to assist educators in developing new programs and pedagogical approaches based upon the previous experiences of others who have forged this exciting new path. Sections of the Handbook are devoted to philosophies and theory that provide a legitimate intellectual foundation for the fusion of entrepreneurship education with other traditional disciplines of the university, the politics and process of implementing entrepreneurship initiatives outside business schools, and examples of approaches to implementing entrepreneurship education outside business schools. The book identifies expected problems and solutions for new entrepreneurship curriculum development. It offers theory on education pedagogy that is critical to addressing concerns of non-business educators, and provides examples of successful efforts in a variety of non-business departments. Entrepreneurship faculty across disciplines and graduate students seeking ways to broaden involvement in entrepreneurship curriculum will find this volume invaluable, as will school administrators both in business and in the arts and sciences.

Democracy as Discussion

Democracy as Discussion
Author: William M. Keith
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780739115077
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy as Discussion Book Excerpt:

Using primary sources from archives around the country, Democracy as Discussion traces the early history of the Speech field, the development of discussion as an alternative to debate, and the Deweyan, Progressive philosophy of discussion that swept the United States in the early twentieth century.

Experiences in Liberal Arts and Science Education from America Europe and Asia

Experiences in Liberal Arts and Science Education from America  Europe  and Asia
Author: William C. Kirby,Marijk C. van der Wende
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN: 1349948926
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiences in Liberal Arts and Science Education from America Europe and Asia Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the experiences of international leaders in liberal arts and science education from around the world as they discuss regional trends and models, with a specific focus on developments in and cooperation with China. Focusing on why this model responds to the twenty-first century requirements for excellence and relevance in undergraduate education, contributors examine if it can be implemented in different contexts and across academic cultures, structures, and traditions.

Refocusing the Self in Higher Education

Refocusing the Self in Higher Education
Author: Glen Sherman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 1135942463
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refocusing the Self in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

In higher education literature, theories of learning and development have largely been adapted from psychology to the exclusion of basic insights from philosophy. This volume addresses the gaps in higher education’s theoretical base created by this inattention to philosophy and reflects on the significance of the history of philosophy for the field of higher education. Key insights from phenomenological and then deconstructive philosophy are explained in an accessible and useful way and woven into a practical theory of the student-subject and its implications for learning and development. Finally, narrative theory is introduced in conjunction with these philosophical considerations as the author considers alternative ways of conceptualizing the student, the student’s experience, and the unification of the curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular aspects of higher education.

The Educated Person

The Educated Person
Author: D. G. Mulcahy
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-03-27
ISBN: 0742577821
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Educated Person Book Excerpt:

The central argument of this book is that the interrelated ideas of the educated person and a liberal education are in need of serious rethinking. The book contributes to this rethinking through an analysis of influential historical and contemporary treatments of liberal education, as well as scholarship in feminist theory and critical pedagogy. The book concludes by presenting a new ideal of the educated person and a reconceptualization of liberal education.

Cultivating Inquiry Driven Learners

Cultivating Inquiry Driven Learners
Author: Clifton Conrad,Laura Dunek
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 1421438496
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultivating Inquiry Driven Learners Book Excerpt:

Throughout, Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners challenges stakeholders from across higher learning—faculty, students, staff, administrators, and policymakers—to reflect on the purpose of college, embrace innovation, and ensure that students are educated to thrive in and contribute to our constantly changing world.

American Educational History

American Educational History
Author: J. Wesley Null
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1617351032
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Educational History Book Excerpt:

The American Educational History Journal is a peer?reviewed, national research journal devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The editors of AEHJ encourage communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from a variety of disciplines including political science, curriculum, history, philosophy, teacher education, and educational leadership. Acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that each author present a well?articulated argument that deals substantively with questions of educational history.

Grants for Scholarships

Grants for Scholarships
Author: Unyoung E. Chung
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1996-12
ISBN: 9781569251041
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grants for Scholarships Book Excerpt:

Scholarship Funds for Education Institutions

Universities and Their Leadership

Universities and Their Leadership
Author: William G. Bowen,Harold T. Shapiro
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 0691171025
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universities and Their Leadership Book Excerpt:

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Princeton University, leading educators and commentators participated in a symposium jointly sponsored by Princeton and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Universities and Their Leadership is a collection of original essays from presenters at the Princeton Conference on Higher Education. Individually, these essays discuss aspects of contemporary higher education in the U.S. Taken together, they offer a useful perspective on issues that face American universities as they enter the twenty-first century. The opening essay, "The University and Its Critics" by Frank Rhodes, confronts criticisms of the American university, examines how universities have changed over recent decades, and suggests a plan of action to restore public confidence and strengthen bonds of community within universities. "On the Accountability of Higher Education in the United States," by Martin Trow, deals with the critical issue of responsibility. Harold Shapiro's essay, "University Presidents--Then and Now," blends personal insights with a historical account of changes over time in the roles of university presidents. In commenting on Shapiro's paper, Hanna Gray draws on her experiences as a university president and her training as a historian to demonstrate that university presidents have always operated under constraints. Henry Rosovsky and Inge-Lise Ameer collaborate in the essay "A Neglected Topic: Professional Conduct of College and University Teachers," to which Amy Gutmann responds in an essay entitled "How Can Universities Teach Professional Ethics?" Oliver Fulton contributes a cross-cultural perspective in "Unity or Fragmentation, Convergence or Diversity: The Academic Profession in Comparative Perspective in the Era of Mass Higher Education." Daniel J. Kevles's essay, "A Time for Audacity: What the Past Has to Teach the Present about Science and the Federal Government," considers the historical partnership between the scientific community and the government. In reaction, Frank Press in "New Policies for New Times" comments on the shifting actions of major political parties in supporting research, and Maxine Singer, in her essay "On the Future of America's Scientific Enterprise," surveys opportunities and problems that have been created by recent scientific advances.