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The Education Of Historians For Twenty First Century

Author : Thomas Bender
ISBN : 9780252090493
Genre : Education
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In 1958, the American Historical Association began a study to determine the status and condition of history education in U.S. colleges and universities. Published in 1962 and addressing such issues as the supply and demand for teachers, student recruitment, and training for advanced degrees, that report set a lasting benchmark against which to judge the study of history thereafter. Now, more than forty years later, the AHA has commissioned a new report. The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century documents this important new study's remarkable conclusions. Both the American academy and the study of history have been dramatically transformed since the original study, but doctoral programs in history have barely changed. This report from the AHA explains why and offers concrete, practical recommendations for improving the state of graduate education. The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century stands as the first investigation of graduate training for historians in more than four decades and the best available study of doctoral education in any major academic discipline. Prepared for the AHA by the Committee on Graduate Education, the report represents the combined efforts of a cross-section of the entire historical profession. It draws upon a detailed review of the existing studies and data on graduate education and builds upon this foundation with an exhaustive survey of history doctoral programs. This included actual visits to history departments across the country and consultations with scores of individual historians, graduate students, deans, academic and non-academic employers of historians, as well as other stakeholders in graduate education. As the ethnic and gender composition of both graduate students and faculty has changed, methodologies have been refined and the domains of historical inquiry expanded. By addressing these revolutionary intellectual and demographic changes in the historical profession, The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century breaks important new ground. Combining a detailed historical snapshot of the profession with a rigorous analysis of these intellectual changes, this volume is ideally positioned as the definitive guide to strategic planning for history departments. It includes practical recommendations for handling institutional challenges as well as advice for everyone involved in the advanced training of historians, from department chairs to their students, and from university administrators to the AHA itself. Although focused on history, there are lessons here for any department. The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century is a model for in-depth analysis of doctoral education, with recommendations and analyses that have implications for the entire academy. This volume is required reading for historians, graduate students, university administrators, or anyone interested in the future of higher education.
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Education In The Twenty First Century

Author : Edward P. Lazear
ISBN : 0817928936
Genre : Education
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In this thought-provoking volume, scholars offer evidence, insights, and ideas on key policy questions affecting education--such as national exams, accountability, performance, and other vital issues, while detailing the importance of education to both the individual and society as a whole.
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Thinking Historically

Author : Stephane Levesque
ISBN : 9781442691612
Genre : Education
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Two simple but profound questions have preoccupied scholars since the establishment of history education over a century ago: what is historical thinking, and how do educators go about teaching it? In Thinking Historically, Stéphane Ltévesque examines these questions, focusing on what it means to think critically about the past. As students engage in a new century already characterized by global instability, uncertainty, and rivalry over claims about the past, present, and future, this study revisits enduring questions and aims to offer new and relevant answers. Drawing on a rich collection of personal, national, and international studies in history education, Ltévesque offers a coherent and innovative way of looking at how historical expertise in the domain intersects with the 'pedagogy of history education.' Thinking Historically provides teacher educators, and all those working in the field of history education, ways of rethinking their practice by presenting some of the benchmarks, in terms of procedural concepts, of what students ought to learn and do to become more critical historical actors and citizens. As questions regarding history education compel educators with greater force than ever, this study explores different ways of approaching and engaging with the discipline in the twenty-first century.
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Composition In The Twenty First Century

Author : Lynn Z. Bloom
ISBN : 0809321289
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The essays in this book, stemming from a national conference of the same name, focus on the single subject required of nearly all college students--composition. Despite its pervasiveness and its significance, composition has an unstable status within the curriculum. Writing programs and writing faculty are besieged by academic, political, and financial concerns that have not been well understood or addressed. At many institutions, composition functions paradoxically as both the gateway to academic success and as the gatekeeper, reducing access to academic work and opportunity for those with limited facility in English. Although writing programs are expected to provide services that range from instruction in correct grammar to assisting--or resisting--political correctness, expanding programs and shrinking faculty get caught in the crossfire. The bottom line becomes the firing line as forces outside the classroom determine funding and seek to define what composition should do. In search of that definition, the contributors ask and answer a series of specific and salient questions: What implications--intellectual, political, and institutional--will forces outside the classroom have on the quality and delivery of composition in the twenty-first century? How will faculty and administrators identify and address these issues? What policies and practices ought we propose for the century to come? This book features sixteen position papers by distinguished scholars and researchers in composition and rhetoric; most of the papers are followed by invited responses by other notable compositionists. In all, twenty-five contributors approach composition from a wide variety of contemporary perspectives: rhetorical, historical, social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, structural, administrative, and developmental. They propose solutions applicable to pedagogy, research, graduate training of composition teachers, academic administration, and public and social policy. In a very real sense, then, this is the only book to offer a map to the future of composition.
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Missiological Education For The Twenty First Century

Author : J. Dudley Woodberry
ISBN : 9781597522366
Genre : Religion
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Thoughtful and original contributions from twenty-one of the world's foremost missiologists, in a volume dedicated to Fuller Seminary's former dean Paul E. Pierson, outline an agenda for mission education that will provoke lively discussion for years to come. Fuller Theological Seminary's School of World Mission is the locus of some of the most creative thought and scholarly reflection on Christian mission in today's world. Edited by the School's dean and two professors, a score of authors respond to the question: How should missiological education be carried out to prepare men and women to work in the twenty-first century? Contributors: -Andrew F. Walls -Gerald H. Anderson -Paul G. Hiebert -Kenneth Mulholland -L. Grant McClung -Jerald D. Gort -Mary Motte -Michael James Oleksa -Tite Tienou -Samuel Escobar -Ken R. Gnanakan -Wilbert R. Shenk -Darrell Whiteman -Roger S. Greenway -Philip C. Stine -Stuart Dauermann -Ralph D. Winter -J. Dudley Woodberry -Viggo Sogaard -Charles Van Engen -Edgar J. Elliston
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ISBN : WISC:89096127709
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Humanities In The Twenty First Century

Author : Eleonora Belfiore
ISBN : 9781137361356
Genre : Art
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This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores different ways in which the arts and humanities contribute to dealing with the challenges of contemporary society in ways that do not rely on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impact as a proxy for value.
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American Higher Education In The Twenty First Century

Author : Philip G. Altbach
ISBN : 0801880343
Genre : Education
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This new edition explores current issues of central importance to the academy: leadership, accountability, access, finance, technology, academic freedom, the canon, governance, and race. Chapters also deal with key constituencies -- students and faculty -- in the context of a changing academic environment.
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Re Imagining Christian Education For The Twenty First Century

Author : Andrew B. Morris
ISBN : 9781910265116
Genre : Religion
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The first annual Conference of the National Centre for Christian Education at Liverpool Hope University, held in July 2012, was advertised as: “ a multi conference exploring the opportunities and dilemmas facing Christian education and educationalists at a time of significant social and demographic change when the certainties of the 1944 settlement are fast disappearing … contributing to the debate about effective strategies for the enhancement of Christian education, and what it might offer the diverse, pluralistic society of 21st century England, with its current predominantly materialistic and instrumental perspective on the purposes of education.” It attracted delegates from across the world and contributions from distinguished educational practitioners, theorists and administrators. Four main themes emerged from the papers accepted for inclusion in the Conference: the politics of Christian educational provision; vocation and Christian leadership, the formation of teachers as Christian educators; and Christian pedagogy and school effectiveness. Each theme is addressed in the selection of papers included in this book edited by Andrew B. Morris.
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Challenges Of The Twenty First Century

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ISBN : 812240488X
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The Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust Holds Biennial International Conferences In Her Memory To Discuss Causes And Ideas Dear To Her Heart. The First Was Held In January 1987 In New Delhi Under The Title Towards New Beginnings, The Second In January 1989 On The Theme The Making Of An Earth Citizen, And The Third In November 1991 On Challenges Of The Twenty First Century. All The Three Conferences Have Been Interrelated, One Deriving From The Other.The Proceedings Of These Conferences, With Suitable Editing, Are Published For The Benefit And Use Of Thinkers, Scientists, Policy-Makers, Social Activists And World Bodies Including Governments. The Present Volume Contains The Deliberations Of The Third Conference.The Challenges We Face Today Are Simply Galore. The Decline And Fall Of Empires Old And New In This Century; The Assertion Of Self-Determination And Independence By Large And Small Groups Of People; The Devastation Wrought By World Wars, Local Wars And Internecine Strife; The Creation And Demolition Of Ententes, Blocs And Walls; The Exhilarating Spectacle Of Yesterdays Implacable Foes Becoming Todays Eager Friends; The Accumulation Of Armaments Of Fearful Lethality; The Sunrise And Sunset Of Much Acclaimed Revolutions; The Disillusionment Over Ideologies, Doctrines And Dogmas, Particularly That Of State-Directed Economic Management; The Uncheckable March Of Consumerism; The Prevalence Of Hunger And Destitution Amidst World-Wide Plenty; The Fission Of The Atom And Excursions Into Outer Space; The Communication Explosion Creating Illusions Of Omnipresence And Omniscience; The Conquest Of Old, Familiar Diseases And Epidemics But The Rise Of The Ailments Of Progress; The Alarming Spread Of Planetary Pollution And The Remorseless Exploitation Of Nature Owing To The Growing Number Of Human Beings With Growing Appetites; The Collapse Of Faith And Spiritual Tranquility Going Hand In Hand With The Rise Of Fundamentalism All These Demand Earnest Thinking About The Ways In Which Human Beings And Other Living Species Can Endure On Earth And Live In Harmony And Nope, Freedom And Worthwhileness.
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