NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 10 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Waggoner, Matt – Thought & Action, 2015
Skills, jobs, and even self-enrichment were not historically regarded as the ultimate goals of the liberal arts; they were byproducts. The reason liberal arts education was called "liberal" in the first place was because it was supposed to cultivate a free human being. Education on the liberal model aimed to liberate. The goal of liberal…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, College Faculty, Individual Development, Educational Philosophy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schrecker, Ellen – Thought & Action, 2010
The enormous changes that took place on American campuses during the 1960s not only opened those campuses to new constituencies and new ideas, but also created a powerful conservative movement that sought to reverse those changes. Along with the rising cost of higher education, the right's campaign against the academic reforms of the sixties has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Political Attitudes, Public Support
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Yamada, Teri – Thought & Action, 2010
California's public higher education system has for a long time been lauded as one of the finest in the world. But for the last several decades, budget cuts and privatization have resulted in the steady erosion of this system, as well as K-12 education in the state and other public sector services. It was told that privatization and choice--in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privatization, Workshops, School Restructuring
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Allen, Henry Lee – Thought & Action, 2010
Celebrating its 350th anniversary as a scholarly association devoted to scientific pursuits, the Royal Society (UK), in March 2010, published "The Scientific Century: Securing Our Future Prosperity." In its report, the Royal Society argues against both the notion of withdrawing public investment from its world-class universities and the…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Investment, Foreign Countries, Honor Societies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Buckman, Ken – Thought & Action, 2007
In this article, the author discusses the new role assessment is playing in the higher education (HE) arena. Highlighted are the feelings of higher education faculty who observe the lack of preparation of students entering HE, and the fact that in introductory courses they are often teaching the skills--writing, critical thinking, basic…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Vaughn, William – Thought & Action, 2006
With more than 14 years of preparation, the author thought he knew how to write a syllabus--until he moved to Missouri. Having spent the previous nine years next door in Illinois, first as a graduate student and then as an adjunct (both at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), the author never noticed that his neighbors in the Show Me…
Descriptors: Ideology, Course Descriptions, Educational Policy, State Policy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cundell, Diana R. – Thought & Action, 2006
The need for a borderless learning experience is apparent for many subjects, but is particularly important for the science major. We are living in an era when a strand of hair or piece of gum can identify a criminal, and the blueprint of our genes has been mapped out completely. Continuing to educate students merely in the "how to" of…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Science Activities, Science Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Nicastro, Nancy Hanna – Thought & Action, 2005
The author, who is an award winning college professor, is often asked about her philosophy of teaching. She reflects upon her own undergraduate experiences when she considers what makes an effective course. In this article, the author shares and discusses five principles of teaching that define her teaching philosophy: (1) Be approachable; (2) Use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy, Undergraduate Study
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
King, David – Thought & Action, 2003
Describes a philosophy of teaching inspired by a love of the discipline being taught and the desire of the professor to give students something of substance and be fulfilled by their responses. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Teacher Role
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schwartz, Randy K. – Thought & Action, 2001
Using the Alhambra 2000 conference as a starting point (the conference explored the contributions of Arab cultures to current knowledge of mathematics), explores how the cultural and intellectual success of Moorish Spain was rooted in its embrace of diversity, providing a lesson for U.S. education and society in general. (EV)
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Philosophy