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Deliberation In And Through Higher Education, Timothy J. Shaffer PhD 2014 Public Deliberation

Deliberation In And Through Higher Education, Timothy J. Shaffer Phd

Journal of Public Deliberation

This article explores how deliberative democracy has the ability to change how colleges and universities function. Deliberation offers a powerful way for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to learn and practice modes of reasoning and deciding together in a variety of settings such as classrooms, other campus settings, and in communities. The article includes scholarly resources as well as examples of deliberation in various contexts. The article suggests that deliberation can replace, or at least complement, many of the more familiar models pervasive in our institutions.


“Splitting Stars And Splitting Wood”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), May 3, 2011, Erica Stonestreet 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

“Splitting Stars And Splitting Wood”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), May 3, 2011, Erica Stonestreet

Headwaters: The Faculty Journal of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

In recent years, there has been a widespread perception that liberal arts education in general, and humanities education in particular, are gradually being eroded away in the face of tightening budgets and an ever-growing emphasis on the practicality of education. If you’re going to college, after all, you’re supposed to end up with a so-called "good" job. And what better guarantee of a "good" job than a major in business or science, right?

Whether or not the perception about the decline of the liberal arts actually stands up to scrutiny, I tell my prospective philosophy majors when they ...


“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson

Headwaters: The Faculty Journal of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

I used to know everything. Then I went to college. As I was about to enter college, I was pretty sure I had the world figured out. I didn’t need and certainly didn’t want my professors to do anything but reconfirm my beliefs, values, and vision of the world. I was in for a real surprise. There’s nothing innocent or comforting about a liberal arts education.


A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

A More Perfect World is the story of Gabriel Garcia Levine Connolly, an intelligent, charismatic, and idealistic man who invents "Thing," which quickly becomes indispensable to virtually everyone in the world. His new-found wealth presents him with the opportunity to create a community that suits his values and his creative process, taking several friends and co-workers with him. Their search for a new home leads them to the idyllic island of Luu Saabhel; for Gabe, the opportunity to protect this small island and its indigenous people while creating "a more perfect world" for his own community is the ideal situation ...


We Shouldn't Even Know Each Other: A Scholarly Personal Narrative Of The Development Of Deeply Reciprocal Relationships Across Differences Of Race And Class, Sandra M. Unger 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

We Shouldn't Even Know Each Other: A Scholarly Personal Narrative Of The Development Of Deeply Reciprocal Relationships Across Differences Of Race And Class, Sandra M. Unger

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

This paper is a Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) that explores the issue of reciprocity in cross-race and cross class relationships. It explores the social and structural barriers to the formation of these kinds of relationships, as well as the transformation that can take place as these barriers are overcome. Best practices from the field of adult education are applied to the questions of how adults can learn to focus on similarities rather than differences, and how they can learn to get out of their comfort zones and develop relationships with people who are very different from themselves. In an SPN ...


Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 1, Spring 2014, Lawrence University 2014 Lawrence University

Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 1, Spring 2014, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

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Historical Thinking: Perspectives On Teaching History In The Secondary Education Classroom, Michael DiClemente 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Historical Thinking: Perspectives On Teaching History In The Secondary Education Classroom, Michael Diclemente

Graduate History Conference, UMass Boston

“Doing” history can be interpreted in many different ways and this is due to the dynamic nature of history as a discipline. Doing history can be research, writing papers, working on a manuscript, putting final touches on a thesis, setting up a museum exhibit, being a tour guide, or teaching. In all these examples historians try to take their passion for the subject and make that clear to others. History needs an audience. Interest in history exists, if not, we would not have outlets like the History Channel. Dealing with an audience who wants to learn about history is one ...


Beyond The Fairytale: The Real Story Of Homelessness, Margaret A. Lovejoy 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Beyond The Fairytale: The Real Story Of Homelessness, Margaret A. Lovejoy

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

Childhood memories are important for those who are caught in the confines of poverty and homelessness. This is a qualitative and phenomenological research study with a focus on the narratives of five African American women who were previously homeless. The first research question identified emerging themes. Five main themes were acknowledged: family interactions, education, abuse and violence, nutrition, and the effects of stability in childhood. The two part second research question referred to the negative power of systems that vilify and curtail transformative growth, as well as community input to solve issues of poverty and homelessness. The study was conducted ...


Closest To The Heart – The Life Of Emerson Hynes: A Biographical Study Of Human Goodness With A Focus On The College Years, Jeanne L. Cofell 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Closest To The Heart – The Life Of Emerson Hynes: A Biographical Study Of Human Goodness With A Focus On The College Years, Jeanne L. Cofell

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

This study examined human goodness as lived through the life of Emerson Hynes with a focus on the college years. Emerson Hynes was an ethics and sociology professor at St. John’s University during the 1940s and 50s before he became legislative assistant to Senator Eugene McCarthy. He cared deeply about ethics and was a leader in family life, teaching, rural life and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, publications, advising, and legislative work. Influenced by Rev. Virgil Michel and the Benedictines, Hynes was a proponent of Catholic social justice, personalism, and distributism. He lived by an ethic of conversation ...


Liberal Arts Inspired Mathematics: A Report Or How To Bring Cultural And Humanistic Aspects Of Mathematics To The Classroom As Effective Teaching And Learning Tools, Anders K H Bengtsson 2014 Claremont Colleges

Liberal Arts Inspired Mathematics: A Report Or How To Bring Cultural And Humanistic Aspects Of Mathematics To The Classroom As Effective Teaching And Learning Tools, Anders K H Bengtsson

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This is the report of a project on ways of teaching university-level mathematics in a humanistic way. The main part of the project recounted here involved a journey to the United States during the fall term of 2012 to visit several liberal arts colleges in order to study and discuss mathematics teaching. Several themes that came up during my conversations at these colleges are discussed in the text: the invisibility of mathematics in everyday life, the role of calculus in American mathematics curricula, the "is algebra necessary?'' discussion, teaching mathematics as a language, the transfer problem in learning, and the ...


Fearless: Professor Hakim Williams, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams 2014 Gettysburg College

Fearless: Professor Hakim Williams, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

SURGE

With his consistently energetic and enthusiastic personality, his progressive teaching methods using discussion and debate in the classroom, and his desire for his students to develop more comprehensive understandings of the problems facing education in a global context, Dr. Hakim Williams fearlessly uses his passion for change and justice in education to enlighten his students, sharpen their critical thinking skills, and change their outlooks on the future. [excerpt]


Lawrence President, Provost Issue Statement Opposing Academic Boycotts, Lawrence University 2014 Lawrence University

Lawrence President, Provost Issue Statement Opposing Academic Boycotts, Lawrence University

Press Releases

In response to calls by several academic associations for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions because of that country’s occupation of Palestinian territories and restrictions on Palestinian students and scholars, Lawrence University President Mark Burstein and Provost and Dean of the Faculty David Burrows have jointly issued the following statement.

“A central principle of a liberal arts education is the ability to discuss differing opinions in an environment that supports the exchange of ideas and the learning that comes from that exchange. At Lawrence we have supported this value of discourse since our founding 167 years ago.

“The longer ...


Mercy, Stuart Ewen Ph.D. 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Mercy, Stuart Ewen Ph.D.

Faculty Works

A dog named Finn makes heroic efforts to save the life of a fallen bird, while his human friend watches from a window.


A Qualitative Look At Middle Ses Preschoolers: Media Consumption And Social Behaviors, Jaime S. Bell 2014 Iowa State University

A Qualitative Look At Middle Ses Preschoolers: Media Consumption And Social Behaviors, Jaime S. Bell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Young children are being exposed to more television than what is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and previous research has shown that aggression and violence can be correlated with cartoon exposure. However, little research has explored the influence on cartoon viewing on preschoolers in their typical home environments. Using social learning theory as a guide, this research used in depth interviews with parents and caregivers of preschoolers for insight into what types and amount of content preschoolers are consuming and what behaviors observers are witnessing after exposure. Contrary to expectations, participants of this study seemed to perceive more ...


Still Happening, Yet Still Problematic: The 21st Century Du Bois And Washington Debate, Donald Mitchell Jr., Adriana Almanza, Adriel A. Hilton, Barbara Spraggins 2014 Grand Valley State University

Still Happening, Yet Still Problematic: The 21st Century Du Bois And Washington Debate, Donald Mitchell Jr., Adriana Almanza, Adriel A. Hilton, Barbara Spraggins

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

The value of a liberal arts education is evident. Yet valuing a liberal arts education at the expense of a technical or specialized education is problematic. This theoretical article offers an argument for shifting the discourse of valuing a liberal arts education to valuing all forms of postsecondary education. In doing this, the authors highlight historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and community colleges (CCs) as “urban educators,” stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries of the proposed neo-educational argument. The article closes with practical recommendations for establishing partnerships between HBCUs and CCs.


On Being Transminded: Disabling Achievement, Enabling Exchange, Anne Dalke, Clare Mullaney 2014 Bryn Mawr College

On Being Transminded: Disabling Achievement, Enabling Exchange, Anne Dalke, Clare Mullaney

English Faculty Research and Scholarship

We write collaboratively, as a recent graduate and long-time faculty member of a small women’s liberal arts college, about the mental health costs of adhering to a feminist narrative of achievement that insists upon independence and resiliency. As we explore the destabilizing potential of an alternative feminist project, one that invites different temporalities in which dis/ability emerges and may be addressed, we work with disability less as an identity than as a generative methodology, a form of relation and exchange. Mapping our own college as a specific, local site for the disabling tradition of “challenging women,” we move ...


Lawrence Historian Monica Rico Honored As Fox Cities “Future 15”, Lawrence University 2013 Lawrence University

Lawrence Historian Monica Rico Honored As Fox Cities “Future 15”, Lawrence University

Press Releases

Lawrence University historian Monica Rico has been selected one of the winners of the 4th Annual Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals awards.

Rico and her fellow Future 15 honorees, selected from among 102 nominations, will be recognized at an event Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Communication Arts Center on the UW Fox-Valley campus.

The Future 15 awards is part of the Pulse Young Professionals, a program of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership.They recognize young business and community leaders for their efforts in work, civic and charitable causes. Future 15 recipients are chosen based on their dedication, strong sense ...


"History" Vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs And Roles Of Women During World War Ii, William J. Richter 2013 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

"History" Vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs And Roles Of Women During World War Ii, William J. Richter

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The word “history” has been defined as events in the past that were written down or recorded. It has been men (“his,” “story”) who usually have been the ones to record the written past. What about women? Should an event in the past that was written down be called “herstory?” The most interesting part of history, to me at least, has been the study of World War II. Throughout all of my course work in high school, undergraduate, and even graduate work, men have claimed most of the honors for their efforts in winning the war. What about the women ...


Kindergarteners' Concept Development In Science And Literacy Learning Through Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (Cori), Char Adelia Moffit 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Kindergarteners' Concept Development In Science And Literacy Learning Through Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (Cori), Char Adelia Moffit

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

The notion that "real work" is somehow different from authentic and engaging discovery is troublesome. (Passman, 2001, p.196)

This qualitative case study examined science concept and literacy learning along with engagement of the students in a Kindergarten class in which science and literacy instruction was integrated through Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). CORI is an instructional framework created to increase reading engagement by teaching reading comprehension strategies along with science concepts (Guthrie, et al., 1996). This study explored CORI at the Kindergarten level to examine how this curriculum framework engaged young learners in science concept and literacy learning. The study ...


The Evolving Executive: Provisional Decrees And Their Impact On Brazil's Executive-Legislative Relationship, Lance L. Arberry 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Evolving Executive: Provisional Decrees And Their Impact On Brazil's Executive-Legislative Relationship, Lance L. Arberry

Theses

Comparatively, the lawmaking process in presidential systems is often comprised of negotiations between a legislative body, tasked with authoring and legislating laws, and an executive, who must authorize and administer the enactment of the law. While executives are often empowered with certain constitutional powers to help influence the lawmaking process, these powers are typically constrained and supervisory in nature. Presidents are rarely given broad-and-discretionary legislative powers, since lawmaking is ultimately the responsibility of the legislative body; however, this does not hold true for the case of Brazil. Following the adoption of Brazil’s 1988 Constitution, Presidents were empowered with the ...


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