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America, the West, and liberal education

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Education, Humanistic -- United States.,
    • Education, Higher -- United States -- Philosophy.,
    • Culture conflict -- United States.,
    • Civilization, Western.,
    • United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Ralph C. Hancock.
      ContributionsHancock, Ralph C., 1951-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLC1023 .A44 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 182 p. ;
      Number of Pages182
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL376315M
      ISBN 100847692302, 0847692310
      LC Control Number98038237

        At a moment of pronounced uncertainty and change around the world, Western liberals (broadly defined) are reverting to form, centering their fears on a devastating internal conflict rather than an external threat. During the Cold War and both World Wars, liberals saw the real enemy of the West as coming from withinthe West itself: the barbaric Hun had burst forth Author: James Poulos. Politics and Education: Cases from eleven nations tackles the relationship between politics and education. The book presents several dimensions of the politics-education relationship, such as the use of education in achieving political agendas and the effects of the interest of a political group on educational policy.

        Many liberals thought that by providing a ticket to good jobs, college education would reduce inequalities in America, furthering the . This book presents an essay on U.S. liberal education and 24 commentaries on it. The essay, "Toward Pragmatic Liberal Education" by Bruce A. Kimball suggests that a consensus is emerging in reform efforts that a new and distinctly American version of liberal education is emerging which owes much to the current resurgence of American pragmatic by: 1.

      This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in recent years. It first explores the development, concepts and challenges of liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in East Asia. Thomas More is a small liberal arts college located in southern New Hampshire. The college emphasizes classical education through the perspective of Roman Catholic traditions. The college aims to prepare a new generation of leaders to defend the Christian and free market roots of American society.


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Free shipping for many products. The essays in America, the West, and Liberal Education attempt to advance our understanding the West the proper purposes of liberal education in America America exploring the relationship between the free pursuit of truth and the practical ends embedded in a particular tradition or political community.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: v, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Liberal education and the idea of the west / Michael Allen Gillespie --Liberal education in the confines of the liberal tradition / Timothy Fuller --Diversity, canons, and cultures / Allan Bloom --Tocqueville on liberal education and American.

His most recent book, Beyond the University explores the centuries long debate in America over the value of liberal education the West why it matters moving forward in the 21st century.

The author highlights the hypocrisy of University faculties in dealing with the forces that have morphed a liberal education into one with, for all intents and purposes, no content and no defined aim or goal except for the political agenda of the influential powers (moneyed contributors and government and financially powerful minority groups).Cited by:   She reminds us that education needs to be democratic, leaving space for all perspectives and all people to thrive.

The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley. This book serves as a nice point for comparison, looking at education systems in other countries that approach education differently than America : Amanda Kay Oaks.

This is a marvelous book. It clearly defines what a liberal education is, describes the history of universities through the ages, explains different models for running universities and other organizations of learning, and debunks urban myths about why, for example, Chinese students test two years ahead of their U.S.

counterparts (it's because the go to school much more of /5(). A liberal education is a system or course of education suitable for the cultivation of a free (Latin: liber) human is based on the medieval concept of the liberal arts or, more commonly now, the liberalism of the Age of Enlightenment.

It has been described as "a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a stronger sense.

Liberal Veterans of America. likes. Are you tired of so called Veterans pages that end up being nothing but a bunch of right wing hate speech. This is the page for you!!!Followers: A sweeping assessment of the state of higher education today from former Harvard president Derek Bok.

Higher Education in America is a landmark work--a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the current condition of our colleges and universities from former Harvard president Derek Bok, one of the nation's most respected education experts.

Sweepingly ambitious in Reviews: In Novemberthe Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) adopted a new mission statement. Its single elegant sentence places liberal education and inclusive excellence at the heart of higher education’s collective work, forming a dual commitment to guide colleges and universities in purpose and in practice.

Having articulated the first of the two. Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) is intended to build new public understanding of the aims of a contemporary liberal education and new capacity within the academy to help all students achieve these aims. We have launched this initiative because we believe the academy stands at a crossroads.

The inextricable link between liberal education and the imperative of educating for democracy was highlighted throughout the conference, from Kwame Anthony Appiah’s opening address on the meaning, purpose, and overarching value of liberal learning to journalist Linda Greenhouse’s closing plenary on “The Role of Journalism in Preserving.

A new analysis of Teach for America says:”In its mission to deliver justice to underprivileged children, TFA and the liberal education reform movement have advanced an agenda that advances.

In his book The Age of Entitlement, Christopher Caldwell argues that since the s the U.S. has functionally had two competing Constitutions – and that the straddle can’t : Park Macdougald.

Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, ) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. The son of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness".

A radical democrat and democratic socialist, West draws intellectual Alma mater: Harvard University, Princeton. The larger issue is the plight of liberal education, paideia, in an ongoing war between Deweyan-Rawlsian liberal democracy and neoliberalism, where neoliberalism is winning.

But supporters of American liberal nationalism are unlikely to be persuaded to replace Abraham Lincoln’s belief that America is a nation. Liberal arts education (from Latin liberalis "free" and ars "art or principled practice") is the traditional program of education in Western higher education.

Liberal arts today consists of four areas: the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and central academic disciplines include physics, biology, philosophy, logic, linguistics, literature, history, political science.

And in this new book, he lucidly expounds on the erosion of the West’s middle classes, the dysfunction among its political and economic elites and the consequences for America and the world. The method of liberal education is the liberal arts, and the result of liberal education is discipline in those arts.

The liberal artist learns to read, write, speak, listen, understand, and think. He learns to reckon, measure, and manipulate matter, quantity, and .Liberal arts education (from Latin liberalis "free" and ars "art or principled practice") is the traditional program of education in Western higher education.

Liberal arts today covers four areas: the natural sciences, social sciences, (creative) arts, and central academic disciplines include physics, biology, philosophy, logic, linguistics, literature, history, political.Scholars talked about the evolution of American liberal political philosophy through the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

They concentrated on the ideologies of John Stuart Mill, David Hume, John.