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In defense of American education.

Mayer, Frederick

In defense of American education.

by Mayer, Frederick

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Published by Public Affairs Press in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Education -- United States -- 1945-

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLA210 .M36
      The Physical Object
      Pagination74 p.
      Number of Pages74
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5822044M
      LC Control Number61008437
      OCLC/WorldCa176634

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In defense of American education by Mayer, Frederick Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Defense of American Higher Education is a careful analysis of what we have inherited, undertaken with a critical eye for constructive reform.

It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of American higher education/5(6). “Throughout In Praise of American Educators, DuFour exudes optimism. Not only is his enthusiasm for change infectious, his bold recommendations are backed up by research and facts.

This is a success-oriented book that educational professionals and policymakers alike should take to heart.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews (five-starred review)/5(71).

In Defense of American Higher Education is a careful analysis of what we have inherited, undertaken with a critical eye for constructive reform.

It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of American higher education. In Defense of American Higher Education is a careful analysis of what we have inherited, undertaken with a critical eye for constructive reform.

It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of American higher education.4/5(1). In defense of American education. Washington, Public Affairs Press [] (OCoLC) Online version: Mayer, Frederick, In defense of American education.

Washington, Public Affairs Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Mayer. In this book, Mark Edmundson defends real education on behalf of all teachers. Real education is the life-changing, mind-altering, value-questioning pursuit that was lost somewhere along the way.

The beast has changed in the past 40 years and he shows the evolution, and posits explanations, throughout this book/5(50). Contributors to this collection assert that radical alterations to the practices that have established and upheld the excellence of higher education in the United States must be considered carefully.

They reflect on the failings of higher education, but note its many strengths. The chapters are: (1)Cited by:   Zakaria brings forward a spirited defense of the liberal education in this short but wide-ranging book.

Not only does he discuss the value that a liberal education provides, but he also brings in the history of U.S. education and how it contrasts with other parts of the world/5. Fareed Zakaria is an American journalist from Mumbai, India.

He writes a weekly column for the Washington Post. He is the host of CNN Global Public Square (GPS) that discusses problems plaguing the world and possible solutions.

He has authored a few books including “In Defense of a Liberal Education” and “The Post-American World.”/5(). Henry Clay, "Defense of the American System" () I have now to perform the more pleasing task of exhibiting an imperfect sketch of the existing state of the unparalleled prosperity of the country.

On a general survey, we behold cultivation extended, the arts flourishing, the face of the country improved; ourFile Size: 8KB. Explains the history of American education well.

This book does not help you become a better teacher in the sense that, it offers little advice. However, it offers a rich history of American education which, in turn, helps teachers understand the education system in the past and present.

Overall, worth the read/5. Home > In Defense of American Higher Education > Reviews Reviews "This is a splendid book that will give readers a panoramic overview of university affairs, among the most important aspects of the American political economy, and its social system and the visions for it.".

In Defense of a Liberal Education Fareed Zakaria. Paperback $ Zakaria is an American author and journalist, a contributing editor of the Atlantic and a columnist for The Washington Post. Zakaria has authored four books including international bestseller The Post-American World.

He is best known as the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. In Defense of a Liberal Education brilliantly and provocatively argues that the university is much more than a vocational school.

The flight from the liberal arts is leaving us impoverished. Zakaria's book couldn't have come at a more valuable moment. Malcolm Gladwell/5(6). IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION - By Fareed Zakaria. excerpts (in italic print) and key ideas– by Mark Carrico.

CHAPTER ONE – COMING TO AMERICA. The book opens with a quote from E.O. Wilson: “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, peopleFile Size: KB. April 8, BOOK REVIEW: In Defense of a Liberal Education In Defense of Liberal Education Fareed Zakaria New York: W.W.

Norton, pp., $ hc by Marvin Lansverk, PhD Professor of Engli. In this new world education has become even more important. The US – and the West as a whole – has seen its advantage in economic, technological and defense arenas erode, because we are beginning to fall behind the rest of the world.

While the political establishment debates, increasingly on ideological grounds, the future of America is at. Chapter 5: The Mass Higher Education to Universal Access: The American Advantage - Martin Trow Chapter 6: Higher Education and Those "Out of Control Costs" - D.

Bruce Johnstone. Part Two - Within the Academy Chapter 7: The Liberal Arts and the Role of Elite Higher Education - Nannerl O.

Keohane. An eloquent defense of liberal education, seen against the backdrop of its contested history in America Contentious debates over the benefitsor drawbacksof a liberal education are as old as America.

Author Bio Philip G. Altbach is Monan Professor of Higher Education and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. Patricia J. Gumport is an associate professor of Higher Education and director of the National Center for.

1. American Education: A History by Wayne J. Urban and Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr. This book seems like a good starting point, as it details the history of American Education from pre-colonial days on (including a look at Native American education before colonization).Author: Amanda Kay Oaks.In Defense of a Liberal Education NPR coverage of In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.education in the United States. It then looks at where liberal education is today and what lies ahead for it.

1. Benjamin Franklin - Franklin was one of ten children and he received only two years of formal education, which ended when he was 10 years old. He was the archetype of the self-made Size: 78KB.