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Haring-Smith, Tori – Liberal Education, 2012
For years, American higher education institutions have been working hard to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of campuses. This work is driven in part by arguments for social justice and the felt need for equal and expanded access to higher education. Since the society is diverse, the author argues that campuses should also reflect that.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism, Campuses
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Grawe, Nathan D. – Liberal Education, 2012
In the National Council on Education and the Disciplines' (NCED) 2001 Mathematics and Democracy, Lynn Steen vividly declares, "The world of the twenty-first century is a world awash in numbers". In that volume, Steen and his collaborators articulate a clear call for broad reforms to prepare students for the ubiquitous need for quantitative…
Descriptors: Colleges, Numeracy, Educational Change, Democracy
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Oxtoby, David W. – Liberal Education, 2012
Amid all the current discussion of the value of a liberal education, and the pressure on colleges and universities to articulate benefits and career outcomes, the role of the arts is particularly important. In this article, the author explores the place of the creative and performing arts in a liberal education. He stresses that on campuses,…
Descriptors: General Education, Art Education, Fine Arts, Higher Education
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Miller-Lane, Jonathan – Liberal Education, 2012
The author believes there are three conceptual and somatic (from the Greek, meaning "of the body") changes that could be made in order to better educate the student body and, thereby, help sustain the intellectual and social relevance of the liberal arts as a program of study. First, the commitment to what Sir Ken Robinson has called "the…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Liberal Arts, Physical Activities, Art Education
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Smith, Peter – Liberal Education, 2012
When the author attended a Network for Academic Renewal conference sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in 2011, he was surprised by the level of skepticism expressed from the podium about proprietary higher education. This article is intended as a response. From his perspective as a for-profit educator, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Outcomes of Education, Educational Improvement
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Riegelman, Richard – Liberal Education, 2012
In recent years, the health professions have moved from "eminence-based" solutions to "evidence-based" problem solving. This evolution provides new opportunities to implement integrative curricula for those preparing for the health professions. These new curricula can be built on the Essential Learning Outcomes identified through the Association…
Descriptors: General Education, Evidence, Colleges, Health Occupations
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Yang, Andrew S. – Liberal Education, 2012
As far as the foundational education of artists and designers is concerned, there is a sense that the natural sciences are of marginal importance, that they deal primarily with matters of material fact rather than the concerns of critical thought or cultural discourse. The author contends that the natural sciences can be quintessential liberal…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Natural Sciences, Science Teachers, Graduate Students
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Randel, Don M. – Liberal Education, 2012
Higher education is not only about money. At whatever appropriate cost as borne by whomever, it is supposed to provide life-long value to the students and to society. Yet some critics now complain that in the current system, with its rising costs, students are not in general learning much if anything, and there is a good deal of data to suggest…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, College Students, College Faculty
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Kezar, Adrianna; Hartley, Matthew; Maxey, Daniel – Liberal Education, 2012
In this article, the authors explain why examining the way institutions model democracy on campus is an important, but often overlooked, step in advancing students' democratic learning. First, they note how a decline in shared governance produces an educational environment that adversely affects students' civic inclinations and agency. Next, they…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Governance, Democracy, Citizen Participation
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Hanauer, David I.; Bauerle, Cynthia – Liberal Education, 2012
The direction of innovation and reform in science education is moving toward a student-centered learning paradigm that is organized around core concepts and competencies, and engaged through empirically supported instructional practices. What forms of assessment would support these educational aims? Several characteristics of a compatible…
Descriptors: Innovation, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Educational Change
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Rifkin, Benjamin – Liberal Education, 2012
Despite research showing the broad impact that the study of foreign languages has on the cognitive development of young people, and despite the importance of language expertise for America's economic and geopolitical interests in the twenty-first century, the teaching of world languages has been marginalized within the American educational system…
Descriptors: Higher Education, National Standards, Guidelines, Second Language Instruction
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Weissman, Neil B. – Liberal Education, 2012
Sustainability powerfully validates the liberal arts. In response to contemporary accusations of economic impracticality, defenders of liberal education have emphasized how such skills as critical thinking and "learning to learn" are vital to success in careers. This approach readily extends to sustainability, which has become a growing source of…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, General Education, Environmental Education, Learning Strategies
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Barlett, Peggy F.; Chase, Geoffrey W. – Liberal Education, 2012
Curricular innovation is at the center of the challenges many colleges and universities face as they seek to help students address more successfully than previous generations the complex, multi-faceted, systemic challenges of global climate change, population growth, loss of biodiversity, environmental justice, toxic wastes, and food insecurity.…
Descriptors: Climate, Innovation, Environmental Education, Population Growth
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Bennett, Douglas C.; Cornwell, Grant H.; Al-Lail, Haifa Jamal; Schenck, Celeste – Liberal Education, 2012
Recognizing that the term "global education" has become commonplace but, too often, is put forward without adequate substance, this proposal seeks to envision a foundational higher education for the twenty-first century. The authors believe it is important to imagine an education fit for global possibilities because theirs has become a world in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Education, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Study
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Hanstedt, Paul – Liberal Education, 2012
Changing a curriculum is already stressful enough without finding new ways to create anxiety, discontent, and rancor. To provide a truly integrated liberal education, the author contends that educators must not only change their curricula--the courses they offer--but they must change what they do in the classroom, the kinds of papers and…
Descriptors: General Education, Student Needs, Speech Communication, Educational Change
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