Utopian Universities

Utopian Universities
Author: Miles Taylor,Jill Pellew
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1350138657
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopian Universities Book Excerpt:

In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

The Imperial University

The Imperial University
Author: Piya Chatterjee,Sunaina Maira
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 145294184X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imperial University Book Excerpt:

At colleges and universities throughout the United States, political protest and intellectual dissent are increasingly being met with repressive tactics by administrators, politicians, and the police—from the use of SWAT teams to disperse student protestors and the profiling of Muslim and Arab American students to the denial of tenure and dismissal of politically engaged faculty. The Imperial University brings together scholars, including some who have been targeted for their open criticism of American foreign policy and settler colonialism, to explore the policing of knowledge by explicitly linking the academy to the broader politics of militarism, racism, nationalism, and neoliberalism that define the contemporary imperial state. The contributors to this book argue that “academic freedom” is not a sufficient response to the crisis of intellectual repression. Instead, they contend that battles fought over academic containment must be understood in light of the academy’s relationship to U.S. expansionism and global capital. Based on multidisciplinary research, autobiographical accounts, and even performance scripts, this urgent analysis offers sobering insights into such varied manifestations of “the imperial university” as CIA recruitment at black and Latino colleges, the connections between universities and civilian and military prisons, and the gender and sexual politics of academic repression. Contributors: Thomas Abowd, Tufts U; Victor Bascara, UCLA; Dana Collins, California State U, Fullerton; Nicholas De Genova; Ricardo Dominguez, UC San Diego; Sylvanna Falcón, UC Santa Cruz; Farah Godrej, UC Riverside; Roberto J. Gonzalez, San Jose State U; Alexis Pauline Gumbs; Sharmila Lodhia, Santa Clara U; Julia C. Oparah, Mills College; Vijay Prashad, Trinity College; Jasbir Puar, Rutgers U; Laura Pulido, U of Southern California; Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, California State U, Long Beach; Steven Salaita, Virginia Tech; Molly Talcott, California State U, Los Angeles.

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction State of Illinois

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction  State of Illinois
Author: Illinois. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction State of Illinois Book Excerpt:

Keeping the University Free and Growing

Keeping the University Free and Growing
Author: Herman Lee Donovan
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 0813181925
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping the University Free and Growing Book Excerpt:

During the fifteen years of Herman L. Donovan's presidency (1941-56), the University of Kentucky entered a new era of maturity as an educational institution. The period was characterized by many administrative crises, such as those arising from the flood of veteran students following World War II, the rapidly rising costs of maintenance and expansion, and the apathy or active opposition of many Kentuckians to the concept of a free and developing university. Nevertheless, during this same period tremendous advances, both in material assets and in the less tangible qualities of academic life, were made. Realizing that evaluation of his administration must wait for the perspective of future historians, Mr. Donovan has not undertaken a history of the University during his presidency. He has chosen, instead, to give his readers something which only he could give—an intimate view of the president's personal, day-to-day struggles during this crucial period of the University's history. Mr. Donovan's account of the problems and satisfactions of being a university president is humorous and sincere. His story will be of absorbing interest to college administrators who face similar problems, and to all friends of the University of Kentucky. In addition, President Donovan has included a valuable appendix of statistical material which will be useful to the historian of higher education, and he has compiled a reading list of works of special interest to the college administrator.

Enacting the University Danish University Reform in an Ethnographic Perspective

Enacting the University  Danish University Reform in an Ethnographic Perspective
Author: Susan Wright,Stephen Carney,John Benedicto Krejsler,Gritt Bykærholm Nielsen,Jakob Williams Ørberg
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN: 9402419217
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enacting the University Danish University Reform in an Ethnographic Perspective Book Excerpt:

This book examines the transformative power and the limitations of one of Europe’s most significant university reforms from an ethnographic and historical perspective. It incorporates voices positioned across university and policy-making hierarchies in its analysis of how Danish universities have been transformed. To do this, the book continually juxtaposes two meanings of ‘enactment’: a top-down view based on laws and institutional power, and a bottom-up view of multiple actors shaping their institution in day-to-day life and in actively contested changes. By conceiving of the university as ‘enacted’ in both ways at once, the book explores how and why the university comes to be imagined and instantiated in new ways. The book traces the arguments for reform through a two-decade long, dynamic struggle between international forums and national industrial, political and academic interests over the definition of the university. It discusses which ideas finally became dominant and how this happened. It looks at government reforms from 2003 onwards, and, by means of notable ‘telling moments’, explains how the governance and management of the university were transformed. It examines how academics found room to manoeuvre between contesting discourses that affect their identity and work. Finally, it shows how students engaged with new versions of historical debates about their participation in shaping their own education, their institution and society.

Higher Learning in Britain

Higher Learning in Britain
Author: George F. Kneller
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN: 0520345363
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Learning in Britain Book Excerpt:

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1955.

Cuban Refugee Student Assistance Program University Free Cuba

Cuban Refugee Student Assistance Program  University Free Cuba
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cuba
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cuban Refugee Student Assistance Program University Free Cuba Book Excerpt:

Considers H. Con. Res. 120, to request that the President provide financial aid to Cuban refugee college students through a University Free Cuba program, and to study the feasibility of establishing the University of the Americas.

Integration of Refugee Students in European Higher Education Comparative Country Cases

Integration of Refugee Students in European Higher Education Comparative Country Cases
Author: Ayselin YILDIZ
Publsiher: Yaşar Üniversitesi
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN: 9756339721
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integration of Refugee Students in European Higher Education Comparative Country Cases Book Excerpt:

The book provides an overview and descriptive analysis of how selected countries - Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, UK and Turkey- have responded to the massive inflow of refugees, as well as the policy practices they have developed concerning refugee students’ integration into higher education. Seeking to encourage sustainable policy responses and national frameworks, this report highlights these selected countries’ procedures to ensure access to higher education and also approaches to recognize foreign qualifications. It also examines particular challenges in the case of each country. The report limits its scope exclusively to refugee students, excluding practices developed for refugee academics/university staff. The book offers a contribution to the existing literature on educational policy for refugees and encourages higher education institutions to remember their central role as a driving force for social development and integration.

The Distinctive Character of the Free University in Amsterdam 1880 2005

The Distinctive Character of the Free University in Amsterdam  1880 2005
Author: Arie Theodorus van Deursen
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2008-04-17
ISBN: 0802862519
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Distinctive Character of the Free University in Amsterdam 1880 2005 Book Excerpt:

Translated by Herbert Donald Morton The central theme of this history is the Free University as a private institution founded to provide Christian higher education. At its founding in 1880, the Vrije University had only five professors and five students. Among the other public universities, it struck an odd figure and seemed destined for failure. Yet founder Abraham Kuyper never wavered in his determination to build a special Reformed, Calvinist university. Arie van Deursen here recounts the engrossing history of this unique university in its 125th year, using fully documented archival sources to detail the school's ups and downs over the years.

Statistics of Land grant Colleges and Universities

Statistics of Land grant Colleges and Universities
Author: United States. Office of Education
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agricultural colleges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics of Land grant Colleges and Universities Book Excerpt:

Neoliberalism Critical Pedagogy and Education

Neoliberalism  Critical Pedagogy and Education
Author: Ravi Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1317335171
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neoliberalism Critical Pedagogy and Education Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the role of neoliberalism and its impact on education in South Asia. It contends that education is in a state of crisis across the world. This is reflected not only in the way the state has withdrawn to pave way for private capital but also in the manner in which knowledge and ways of understanding the world are being challenged by manipulation and adverse influences. A process of ‘factoryisation’ is underway as disciplining of human minds and redefinition of the purpose of human existence are being geared to fall in line with the needs of private capital. The book brings together incisive contributions from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal to explore newer possibilities to deal with the educational crisis, and looks at a range of critical themes in education: pedagogy, teacher–learner relationship, teacher education, the state of the university, and policy. Rich in content, critical and insightful, this book will be a valuable addition for scholars and researchers of education and education policy, sociology, public policy and South Asian Studies.

Women in Developing Countries A Reference Handbook

Women in Developing Countries  A Reference Handbook
Author: Karen L. Kinnear
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011-07-22
ISBN: 1598844261
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Developing Countries A Reference Handbook Book Excerpt:

This book provides a much-needed survey of the discrimination and violence against women in developing countries, and identifies the literature and resources available about this topic. • Supplies a chronology of significant events relevant to women in developing countries • Presents biographies of individuals who have advanced human rights for women, and others who play key policy or political roles • Provides a bibliography containing abstracts of selected books, handbooks, manuals, and films/DVDs that provide a wide perspective on major issues • Includes a glossary and basic subject index

The New Education

The New Education
Author: Cathy N. Davidson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 0465093183
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Education Book Excerpt:

A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past -- and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925. It was in those decades that the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, all in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

James B Conant Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age

James B  Conant  Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age
Author: James Hershberg
Publsiher: Plunkett Lake Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James B Conant Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age Book Excerpt:

James B. Conant (1893-1978) was one of the titans of mid-20th-century American history, attaining prominence and power in multiple fields. Usually remembered as an educational leader, he was president of Harvard University for two tumultuous decades, from the Depression to World War II to the Cold War and McCarthyism. To take that job he gave up a scientific career as one of the country’s top chemists, and he left it twenty years later to become Eisenhower’s top diplomat in postwar Germany. Hershberg’s prize-winning study, however, examines a critical aspect of Conant’s life that was long obscured by government secrecy: his pivotal role in the birth of the nuclear age. During World War II, as an advisor to Roosevelt and then Truman (on the elite “Interim Committee” that considered how to employ the bomb against Japan), Conant was intimately involved in the decisions to build and use the atomic bomb. During and after the Manhattan Project, he also led efforts to prevent a postwar nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union that, he feared, threatened the survival of civilization — an apocalyptic prospect he glimpsed in the first instant of the new age, when he witnessed the first test of the new weapon at Alamogordo on July 16, 1945. “... a vivid inquiry... a model of historiography; evocative reading...[Conant was] central to atomic policy and progress; the bomb would be as much Conant’s as it was anyone’s in Government. His inner response to that burden responsibility has long been obscured, but it is illumined here.” — Philip Morrison, The New York Times Book Review “In his splendid portrait of Conant, James Hershberg has illuminated the life of a pivotal figure in the making of U.S. nuclear, scientific, educational and foreign policy for almost a half-century. But the book is much more: It is not only an insightful narration of Conant’s life; it is also a brilliant and important account of the making of the nuclear age, a chronicle that contains much that is new... Hershberg’s superb study... is a chronicle of Conant’s moral journey and we are the wiser for his having charted Conant’s path.” — S.S. Schweber, Washington Post Book World “James G. Hershberg ably comes to grips with Conant and his hazardous times... His book is vibrantly written and compelling, and it breaches Conant’s shield of public discretion in masterly fashion, making extensive use of unpublished interviews, diaries, reports, and correspondence pried from private and governmental repositories. It is a huge, ambitious work — a history of the Cold War as Conant encountered it as well as a study of the man.” — Daniel J. Kevles, The New Yorker “... a well-written, comprehensive, nonjudgmental but sensitive biography... Conant was involved in so many and such critical events that students of almost any aspect of our public life over the past half-century will find useful the new material and helpful insights in this book... This fine biography of one of the most important and complicated of America’s twentieth-century leaders immediately establishes James Hershberg as one of America’s outstanding young historians.” — Stephen E. Ambrose,Foreign Affairs “... magnificent... Any reader interested in nuclear weapons, Cold War history or American politics from FDR to JFK will find this biography riveting.” — Priscilla McMillan, Chicago Tribune “... masterful... The prose is clear, the narrative forceful and the author’s judgments are balanced and judicious. This is simply splendid biography... The highest praise one can give for a book of this sort is that the historian has not shrunk from speaking truth to power. This book quietly but insistently does so. It should be read by the public at large as one of the definitive texts on the cold war and the nuclear age... Hershberg’s triumph is that he has prevailed over all the official lies to give us one more layer of the historical truth.” — Kai Bird, The Nation “... riveting... an impressive achievement... honest and comprehensive in its scholarship, the author has shown himself to be a historian of notable achievement and promise.” — McGeorge Bundy, Nature “Hershberg’s outstanding, balanced biography lifts the self-imposed secrecy surrounding a key architect of U.S. Cold War policy and of the nuclear age.” —Publisher’s Weekly “... [an] impressive and substantial achievement. [Hershberg] has used the life of one strategically placed individual to illuminate the most important issues surrounding America’s role and conduct in the nuclear age. His book will be invaluable to scholars assessing the impact and legacy of the group who acquired the epithet ‘wise men’ now that the Cold War has receded.” — Carol S. Gruber, Science “... definitive... a far more textured picture than one finds in Conant’s own guarded and unrevealing autobiography... an important and rewarding book... illuminating... Conant led a remarkable and eventful life in remarkable and eventful times. James Hershberg has explored that life, and those times, in exhaustive and revealing detail.” — Paul Boyer, The New Republic “James G. Hershberg has achieved the impossible. He has written a huge biography of a Harvard president that is fascinating, informative and as valuable a piece of American history as anything I have read in years... Mr. Hershberg has brought us back vividly to an age that seems remote, so long ago, but the questions about nuclear proliferation are the same, even while the answers are still ambiguous. As we watch men struggling with unanticipated post-Cold War problems and civil wars sprouting like Jason’s men at arms, it is good to read this story about a complex man who deserves an important place in our history because he helped make that history possible.” — Arnold Beichman, The Washington Times “... engrossing... A magisterial study of an awesome and intriguing public career.” —Kirkus Reviews “... entertaining... thought-provocative.” — Dick Teresi, The Wall Street Journal “Hershberg’s book helps us more clearly understand the postwar Establishment and offers a challenging appraisal of the role of elites, of universities and of the state.” — Gar Alperovitz, In These Times “Hershberg deserves great credit for cracking a tough New England walnut, analyzing this very important public figure, demonstrating how he fit into his own time and showing us what we can learn from the man.” — Daniel R. Mortensen, The Friday Review of Defense Literature “... a compelling account... an engaging examination of one of the central figures of the nuclear age. It succeeds in showing ‘one man’s intersection with great events and issues’ and in the process illuminates those issues for us all.” — American Historical Review “... well-written... Conant’s participation in one of our country’s most dynamic periods is, thanks to Hershberg, now much better understood.” — Library Journal “A reader of the book will enter the realm of the greats, the shapers of worlds created by the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki... Conant was no bit player in Cold War history... [the book is] very successful in weaving Conant’s subsurface persona in with his ups and downs as a prominent and committed public figure. And it leaves out little detail in describing top-level decisions involving the Cold War geopolitics of nuclear weaponry. Conant was a participant in most of these decisions—with Presidents Roosevelt and Truman themselves, their Secretaries of War and State, and, of course, all the major scientific figures of the time.” — Chemical & Engineering News “A wonderfully rich portrait that emerges from a carefully documented account of Conant’s role in the development of the atomic bomb and post-war nuclear policy... An extraordinarily well written text... Hershberg lays bare the person behind the persona — warts, dimples and all.” — Stanley Goldberg, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

GRE Analytical Writing Solutions to the Real Essay Topics Book 2

GRE Analytical Writing  Solutions to the Real Essay Topics   Book 2
Author: Vibrant Publishers
Publsiher: Vibrant Publishers
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-12-06
ISBN: 1636510701
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GRE Analytical Writing Solutions to the Real Essay Topics Book 2 Book Excerpt:

• 72 Solved Issue and Argument topics solved using simple methods and expert strategies • New Essays included • Topics sorted by categories • Online access to printable Answer sheets Take your writing from prepared and correct to flawless when practicing with more essay writing strategies and sample essays in GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics Book 2 (Seventh Edition). With 36 Analyze an Issue Essays and 36 Analyze an Argument Essays picked up from the official pool of topics, be prepared on what to write in the actual test and get closer to a perfect essay score. All the essay tasks in the book provide plenty of statement examples for practice and then go into detail about how to think about the statements and turn them into an essay. Downloadable answer sheets for every essay help to implement outcomes of strategies given throughout the book. Practising these essays in a timed manner will give you a feel of the actual test day conditions. Use this book for your long-term or last-minute essay writing prep. About Test Prep Series The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated, and packed with relevant content that has been prepared by authors with more than a decade of experience in the field.

Who are universities for

Who are universities for
Author: Sperlinger, Tom,McLellan, Josie
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 1529200393
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who are universities for Book Excerpt:

The university system is no longer fit for purpose. UK higher education was designed for much smaller numbers of students and a very different labour market. Students display worrying levels of mental health issues, exacerbated by unprecedented levels of debt, and the dubious privilege of competing for poorly-paid graduate internships. Meanwhile who goes to university is still too often determined by place of birth, gender, class or ethnicity. Who are universities for? argues for a large-scale shake up of how we organise higher education, how we combine it with work, and how it fits into our lives. It includes radical proposals for reform of the curriculum and how we admit students to higher education, with part-time study (currently in crisis in England) becoming the norm. A short, polemical but also deeply practical book, Who are universities for? offers concrete solutions to the problems facing UK higher education and a way forward for universities to become more inclusive and more responsive to local and global challenges.

Academic Resilience

Academic Resilience
Author: Marian Mahat,Joanne Blannin,Caroline Cohrssen,Elizer Jay de Los Reyes
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2022-03-22
ISBN: 1802623876
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Resilience Book Excerpt:

This timely book provides perspectives across disciplines, career stages and global contexts on how to develop resilience in academia. These personal stories may empower others not only to survive, but to thrive in times of adversity.

The Pennsylvania School Journal

The Pennsylvania School Journal
Author: Thomas Henry Burrowes,James Pyle Wickersham,Elnathan Elisha Higbee,David Jewett Waller,Nathan C. Schaeffer,John Piersol McCaskey,Thomas Edward Finegan,James Herbert Kelley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pennsylvania School Journal Book Excerpt:

Daily Report Foreign Radio Broadcasts

Daily Report  Foreign Radio Broadcasts
Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World politics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Report Foreign Radio Broadcasts Book Excerpt:

Criticism Society

Criticism   Society
Author: Imre Salusinszky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1136494456
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criticism Society Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.