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The Resource Beyond the university : why liberal education matters, Michael S. Roth

Beyond the university : why liberal education matters, Michael S. Roth

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Beyond the university : why liberal education matters
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Beyond the university
Title remainder
why liberal education matters
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Michael S. Roth
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Language
eng
Summary
"Contentious debates over the benefits-or drawbacks-of a liberal education are as old as America itself. From Benjamin Franklin to the Internet pundits, critics of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and elitism-often calling for more vocational instruction. Thomas Jefferson, by contrast, believed that nurturing a student's capacity for lifelong learning was useful for science and commerce while also being essential for democracy. In this provocative contribution to the disputes, university president Michael S. Roth focuses on important moments and seminal thinkers in America's long-running argument over vocational vs. liberal education. Conflicting streams of thought flow through American intellectual history: W. E. B. Du Bois's humanistic principles of pedagogy for newly emancipated slaves developed in opposition to Booker T. Washington's educational utilitarianism, for example. Jane Addams's emphasis on the cultivation of empathy and John Dewey's calls for education as civic engagement were rejected as impractical by those who aimed to train students for particular economic tasks. Roth explores these arguments (and more), considers the state of higher education today, and concludes with a stirring plea for the kind of education that has, since the founding of the nation, cultivated individual freedom, promulgated civic virtue, and instilled hope for the future"--
Summary
Contentious debates over the benefits - or drawbacks - of a liberal education are as old as America itself. From Benjamin Franklin to the Internet pundits, critics of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and elitism-often calling for more vocational instruction. Thomas Jefferson, by contrast, believed that nurturing a student's capacity for lifelong learning was useful for science and commerce while also being essential for democracy. In this provocative contribution to the disputes, university president Michael S. Roth focuses on important moments and seminal thinkers in America's long-running argument over vocational vs. liberal education
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10317033
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1957-
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Roth, Michael S.
Dewey number
370.11/2
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1011
LC item number
.R75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education, Higher
  • Education
  • EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • EDUCATION / History
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adult
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why liberal education matters
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Beyond the university : why liberal education matters, Michael S. Roth
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
From taking in the world to transforming the self -- Pragmatism : from autonomy to recognition -- Controversies and critics -- Reshaping ourselves and our societies
Control code
2013041084
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780300175516
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041084
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Beyond the university : why liberal education matters, Michael S. Roth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From taking in the world to transforming the self -- Pragmatism : from autonomy to recognition -- Controversies and critics -- Reshaping ourselves and our societies
Control code
2013041084
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780300175516
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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