Reforming Liberal Education and the Core After the Twentieth Century

Reforming Liberal Education and the Core After the Twentieth Century
Author: Association for Core Texts and Courses. Conference
Publsiher: Association for Core Texts and Courses
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reforming Liberal Education and the Core After the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

What particular form of liberal education should a college or university institute? Reform in general liberal education is an inevitable reality for faculty and the administration. Core texts are at the heart of that reform debate. Establishing an institution's core texts requires extensive research and discussion. At the 2002 Association for Core Texts and Courses conference over 100 institutions explored the relevance and role of the core texts to a 21st century education. This collection of essays captures the excitement of this debate and allows serious thinkers and practitioners of liberal arts education to see what other colleagues and institutions are developing.

Great Books Honors Programs and Hidden Origins

Great Books  Honors Programs  and Hidden Origins
Author: William Haarlow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2003-12-16
ISBN: 1135951462
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Books Honors Programs and Hidden Origins Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rethinking Liberal Education

Rethinking Liberal Education
Author: Nicholas H. Farnham,Adam Yarmolinsky
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1996-01-11
ISBN: 9780195356991
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Liberal Education Book Excerpt:

Liberal education has always had its share of theorists, believers, and detractors, both inside and outside the academy. The best of these have been responsible for the development of the concept, and of its changing tradition. Drawn from a symposium jointly sponsored by the Educational Leadership program and the American Council of Learned Societies, this work looks at the requirements of liberal education for the next century and the strategies for getting there. With contributions from Leon Botstein, Ernest Boyer, Howard Gardner, Stanley Katz, Bruce Kimball, Peter Lyman, Susan Resneck Pierce, Adam Yarmolinsky and Frank Wong, Rethinking Liberal Education proposes better ways of connecting the curriculum and organization of liberal arts colleges with today's challenging economic and social realities. The authors push for greater flexibility in the organizational structure of academic departments, and argue that faculty should play a greater role in the hard discussions that shape their institutions. Through the implementation of interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to learning, along with better integration of the curriculum with the professional and vocational aspects of the institution, this work proposes to restore vitality to the curriculum. The concept of rethinking liberal education does not mean the same thing to every educator. To one, it may mean a strategic shift in requirements, to another the reformulation of the underlying philosophy to meet changing times. Any significant reform in education needs careful thought and discussion. Rethinking Liberal Education makes a substantial contribution to such debates. It will be of interest to scholars and students, administrators, and anyone concerned with the issues of modern education.

Reinventing Schools Reforming Teaching

Reinventing Schools  Reforming Teaching
Author: John Bangs,John MacBeath,Maurice Galton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN: 1136890920
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Schools Reforming Teaching Book Excerpt:

What lessons can we learn from the relationship between policy-makers and schools over the life of the ‘New’ Labour and its predecessor Conservative government? What happened to ‘Education, Education, Education’ as it travelled from political vision to classroom practice? What are the lasting legacies of 13 years of a reforming Labour government? And what are the key messages for a coalition government? These are the questions addressed to the architects of educational reform, their critics and the prophets of better things to come. The 37 interviewees include ministers past and present, journalists, union officials, members of lobby groups and think tanks. Reinventing Schools, Reforming Teaching considers the impact of educational policies on those who have to translate political priorities into the day to day work of schools and classrooms. The authors argue that an evidence-informed view of policy-making has yet to be realised, graphically illustrating how many recent political decisions in education can be explained by the personal experiences, predilections and short-term needs of key decision-makers. The interviews, which explore the dynamics behind the creation of education policies, cover a wide range of themes and issues, including: policy-makers' attitudes to schools, the staff who work in them and the communities they serve the drivers of politicians' reform agendas and the constraints on radical reform the shaping and reshaping of curriculum and assessment the search for a more effective marriage between inspection and school self evaluation the relationship of academic research to policy making how a vision for teaching and teachers might be constructed for the 21st century Contributions from leading figures including; David Puttnam, Kenneth Baker, Estelle Morris, Gillian Shepherd, Jim Knight, Pauline Perry, Michael Barber, Peter Mortimore, Judy Sebba, Paul Black, Mary James, Kevan Collins, David Hargreaves, Mike Tomlinson, David Berliner, Andreas Schleicher, Tim Brighouse, Conor Ryan, Keith Bartley, Michael Gove and Philippa Cordingley are woven in with the insights of teachers and headteachers such as Alasdair MacDonald and William Atkinson. The book's findings and proposals will be of interest not only to professional educators and those with an interest in the current and future state of education but to those interested in the process of policy-making itself.

American Higher Education Transformed 1940 2005

American Higher Education Transformed  1940   2005
Author: Wilson Smith,Thomas Bender
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-04-11
ISBN: 9780801895852
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Higher Education Transformed 1940 2005 Book Excerpt:

Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education.

Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Author: Gordon Graham
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 0191039101
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Book Excerpt:

A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This volume covers the history of Scottish philosophy after the Enlightenment period, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading experts explore the lives and work of major figures including Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J. F. Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray, and George Davie, and address important developments in the period from the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel to the spread of Scottish philosophy in Europe, America and Australasia, and the relation of Common Sense philosophy and American pragmatism. A concluding chapter investigates the nature and identity of a 'Scottish philosophical tradition'. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

The Undergraduate Curriculum

The Undergraduate Curriculum
Author: Clifton F. Conrad
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN: 1000306704
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Undergraduate Curriculum Book Excerpt:

Recent pressures on undergraduate education have led to major—but often untutored—attempts to revitalize curricula. This comprehensive handbook is designed to aid faculty, administrators, and students engaged in curriculum reform at the undergraduate level. The emphasis throughout is on planning. Professor Conrad proposes a systems model for curriculum planning and examines four major areas: general and liberal education, area concentration, experiential learning, and calendar and degree programs. In each of these areas he identifies key issues, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, provides a historical context, outlines major trends, and describes a variety of innovations that institutions might adopt. The result is a practical, usable book.

Social Radicalism and Liberal Education

Social Radicalism and Liberal Education
Author: Lindsay Paterson
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-10-21
ISBN: 1845408543
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Radicalism and Liberal Education Book Excerpt:

Liberal education used to command wide political support. Radicals disagreed with conservatives on whether the best culture could be appreciated by everyone, and they disagreed, too, on whether the barriers to understanding it were mainly social and economic, but there was no dispute that any worthwhile education ought to hand on the best that has been thought and said. That consensus has vanished since the 1960s. The book examines why social radicals supported liberal education, why they have moved away from it, and what the implications are for the future of an intellectually stimulating and culturally literate education.

The Politics of Academic Autonomy in Latin America

The Politics of Academic Autonomy in Latin America
Author: Fernanda Beigel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317020596
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Academic Autonomy in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Academic autonomy has been a dominant issue among Latin American social studies, given that the production of knowledge in the region has been mostly suspected for its lack of originality and the replication of Euro-American models. Politicization within the higher education system and recurrent military interventions in universities have been considered the main structural causes for this heteronomy and, thus, the main obstacles for 'scientific' achievements. This groundbreaking book analyses the struggle for academic autonomy taking into account the relevant differences between the itinerary of social and natural sciences, the connection of institutionalization and prestige-building, professionalization and engagement. From the perspective of the periphery, academic dependence is not merely a vertical bond that ties active producers and passive reproducers. Even though knowledge produced in peripheral communities has low rates of circulation within the international academic system, this doesn't imply that their production is - or always has been - the result of a massive import of foreign concepts and resources. This book intends to show that the main differences between mainstream academies and peripheral circuits are not precisely in the lack of indigenous thinking, but in the historical structure of academic autonomy, which changes according to a set of factors -mainly the role of the state in the higher education system. This historical structure explains the particular features of the process of professionalization in Latin American scientific fields.

American Higher Education in the Twenty First Century

American Higher Education in the Twenty First Century
Author: Michael N. Bastedo,Philip G. Altbach,Patricia J. Gumport
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN: 1421419904
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Higher Education in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

American Higher Education in the Twenty-first century offers a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. The contributors address major changes in higher education--including the rise of organized social movements, the problem of income inequality and stratification, the growth of for-profit and distance education, online education, community colleges, and teaching and learning-- will placing American higher education and its complex social and political context. --Cover.

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2020

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2020
Author: Alexander W. Wiseman
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-08-02
ISBN: 1800719094
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2020 Book Excerpt:

The Annual Review of Comparative and International Education covers significant developments in the field of comparative and international education. This 2020 edition begins with a collection of discussion essays about comparative education trends and directions written by both professional and scholarly leaders.

Women Gender and Politics

Women  Gender  and Politics
Author: Mona Lena Krook,Sarah Childs
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0195368800
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Gender and Politics Book Excerpt:

Women, Gender, and Politics brings together both classic and recent readings on central topics in the study of gender and politics, and places an emphasis on comparing developed and developing countries. Genuinely international in its focus, the book is divided into six sections to reflect the range of research in the subfield: (1) women and social movements, (2) women and political parties, (3) women, gender, and elections, (4) women, gender, and political representation, (5) women, gender, and social policies, and (6) women, gender, and the state. Each section serves as an introduction to general trends in thinking about women and politics, and the readings capture the ways that research has developed both thematically and chronologically in all of the six broad areas. The volume's innovative design, global approach, and comprehensive coverage make it an ideal teaching book and a valuable resource for students and scholars throughout the world.

Politics of Education in Latin America

Politics of Education in Latin America
Author: Carlos Ornelas
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN: 9004413375
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of Education in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Politics of Education in Latin America: Reforms, Resistance and Persistence studies current efforts to transform education systems, teachers’ labor relations, and educational practices. The education systems of the region are involved in political disputations between the globalization and domestic demands.

Educational Restructuring

Educational Restructuring
Author: Sverker Lindblad,Tom Popkewitz
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN: 160752760X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educational Restructuring Book Excerpt:

American Higher Education in the Twenty first Century

American Higher Education in the Twenty first Century
Author: Philip G. Altbach,Professor Patricia J Gumport,Robert Oliver Berdahl,Patricia J. Gumport,J Donald Monan Sj Professor of Higher Education and Director Philip G Altbach,Professor Philipg Altbach
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780801880346
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Higher Education in the Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

This new edition explores current issues of central importance to the academy: leadership, accountability, access, finance, technology, academic freedom, the canon, governance, and race. Chapters also deal with key constituencies -- students and faculty -- in the context of a changing academic environment.

Macrosociology

Macrosociology
Author: Frank W. Elwell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1317256506
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macrosociology Book Excerpt:

Social theorists dwell on the canonical works of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim but little on the theories of the major contemporary macrotheorists. This book fills this gap with a focus on the work of four modern theorists who have taken on the larger questions spawned by classical social theory. C. Wright Mills, Marvin Harris, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Gerhard Lenski have examined such phenomena and processes as the rise and impact of capitalism; the centralization and enlargement of authority; inequality; and the historical intensification of production and populations. Borrowing what is useful from the classics as well as relying on contemporary practitioners and empirical evidence, each theorist adds his own insights and interpretations in constructing a comprehensive perspective of sociocultural stability and change. This book fully synthesizes and documents each perspective, using language and examples that resonate with the general reader. A short biography on each theorist is also provided.

The History of American Higher Education

The History of American Higher Education
Author: Roger L. Geiger
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0691173060
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of American Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 to the outbreak of World War II. The author traces how colleges and universities were shaped by the shifting influences of culture, the emergence of new career opportunities, and the unrelenting advancement of knowledge. He describes how colonial colleges developed a unified yet diverse educational tradition capable of weathering the social upheaval of the Revolution as well as the evangelical fervor of the Second Great Awakening. He shows how the character of college education in different regions diverged significantly in the years leading up to the Civil War - for example, the state universities of the antebellum South were dominated by the sons of planters and their culture - and how higher education was later revolutionized by the land-grant movement, the growth of academic professionalism, and the transformation of campus life by students. By the beginning of the Second World War, the standard American university had taken shape, setting the stage for the postwar education boom. The author moves through each era, exploring the growth of higher education.

Liberal Education Civic Education and the Canadian Regime

Liberal Education  Civic Education  and the Canadian Regime
Author: David W. Livingstone
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 0773597859
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberal Education Civic Education and the Canadian Regime Book Excerpt:

Shortly after Canadian confederation, Thomas D'Arcy McGee proclaimed that education was "an essential condition of our political independence" and that its role was to form citizens for the new regime. Comparing this idea of education for citizenship, or civic education, to the modern goals of education, Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime explores the founders' principles, their sources, and the challenges that threaten their vision for Canada. The collection's first essays analyze the political thought of early Canadians such as Brown, McGee, Ryerson, and Bourinot, while later chapters examine enduring principles of liberal democracy derived from Aristotle, de Tocqueville, and Hobbes. The final chapters bring the discussion forward to such topics as the decline of Canadian Catholic liberal arts colleges and the emerging role of our Supreme Court as a self-appointed "moral tutor." Moreover, as it deals with the changing roles of universities in contemporary Canada, Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime engages current debates about the value and place of a traditional liberal education and the consequences of turning our back on the concepts that inspired our founding leaders. Considering whether Canada’s early documents and traditions can revive past debates and shed light on contemporary issues, this highly original collection presents education as an essential condition of our independence and asks whether current educational principles are threatening Canadians’ capacity for self-government.

For God and Country

For God and Country
Author: Elizabeth "Libi" Sundermann
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2016-01-14
ISBN: 1443887439
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For God and Country Book Excerpt:

This postsecular study on Conservative and Christian thinkers’ intellectual ferment leading to England’s 1944 Education Act examines how politicians and educationalists promoted Christian-civic humanism as the educational philosophy underlying the Act. It argues that Religious Education and secondary and further educational proposals were meant to go hand-in-hand to shape a national educational system that promoted an English national identity based on ideals of tradition and progress for the war-weary nation. The 1944 Act’s historic Religious Education mandate, however, was overshadowed by the hopes and fears for “secondary education for all” in the postwar, class-conscious English society. The book focuses on the work and collaborations of politicians, educationalists, and intellectuals with special attention to three men: Minister of Education R. A. Butler, educationalist Fred Clarke, and sociologist Karl Mannheim. As Christian, political, and social thinkers these men worked in public—and behind the scenes—to create the landmark Education Act in order to bolster postwar England through appeals to God and country.

A Study of Literary Trends in China Since the 1980s

A Study of Literary Trends in China Since the 1980s
Author: Teresa Chi-Ching Sun
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN: 0761871098
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study of Literary Trends in China Since the 1980s Book Excerpt:

This book traces the revival of Chinese literature after China’s reform in the 1980s, examining the literature and language portion of the College Entrance Examination (CEE) from 1954–2007 in order to show how the restoration of Classical literature in its original meaning has replaced literature that served Communist political ideology.