Engaging Worlds

Author: J. Scott Lee
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 076186797X
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Engaging Worlds: Core Texts and Cultural Contexts asks what do we learn of texts, cultures, and the world’s dynamics when we read core texts, widely and deeply, in core-structured programs of the world’s colleges and universities? What books, what arts, what associations and institutions, what sciences, what religions, what cultures, what educations, what citizens, what scholars, are we preparing for the future through an education in core texts that engages our worlds? The answers offered in these selected proceedings are drawn from the widest possible spectrum of institutions and disciplines who, through core programs, offer horizon-expanding liberal educations.

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Memory Invention And Delivery

Author: Richard Dagger
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 0761867325
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This volume reminds readers that dedicated teachers at colleges and universities are passing on the heritage of liberal education as well as constructing its future. All readers will benefit from the insights of this volume the historical, ethical, literary and philosophical perspectives provided by core text liberal arts education.

The Interpretation Of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Substance Judgment And Evaluation

Author: Patrick T. Flynn
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 076185018X
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Substance, Judgment and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education selectively presents the thoughts of scholars and teachers of liberal arts, core text education on how their programs formulate and advance a "value-centered" education. What emerges from this selection is the wide scope of core text programs underlying the semantic intention of words such as "value-centered," "judgment," or even "liberal arts" or "collegiate" and "colleague." This volume records the cooperation and thoughtful consideration of faculty from a wide range of higher education institutions - research universities, comprehensive universities, colleges, and community colleges - who have chosen to come together to form such programs across North America. This volume should be of value to any dean, director, or faculty member who seeks to work with colleagues and texts across disciplines to form a coherent undergraduate program of study within general education.

Reforming Liberal Education And The Core After The Twentieth Century

Author: Darcy Wudel
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761833635
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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. This collection of essays captures explores this debate and allows serious thinkers and practitioners of liberal arts education to see what other colleagues and institutions are developing.

Education And Sustainability

Author: Daniella Tilbury
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831706238
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A publication from IUCN s Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), this book tells the stories of people who work with communities to motivate them to create a more sustainable future. The accounts range from engaging communities through theatre to a revival of indigenous stories to pass on good environmental practice. The publication was produced both to share what educators around the world have learnt and to give them a platform to tell their stories."

From The Army To College

Author: Jillian Ventrone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442248076
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Making the transition from the military to higher education can be tricky. This clear guidebook will make the process easy, accessible, and understandable to any current or former member of the Army pursuing higher education while on active-duty or just leaving the service.

English As A Global Language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107611806
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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.