Beyond the University

Why Liberal Education Matters

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Author: Michael S. Roth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300175515

Category: Education

Page: 240

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An eloquent defense of liberal education, seen against the backdrop of its contested history in America

Beyond the Ivory Tower

Social Responsibilities of the Modern University

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Author: Derek Curtis BOK,Derek Curtis Bok

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674028465

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Beyond the Corporate University

Culture and Pedagogy in the New Millennium

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Author: Henry A. Giroux,Kostas Myrsiades

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510487

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Prominent scholars in this book move boldly beyond critique to show how and why the critical functions of a democratically informed civic education (not merely professional training) must become the core of the university's mission. They show why higher education must address what it means to relate knowledge to public life, and social responsibility to the demands of critical citizenship. Moreover, they show why democratic forms of education and various elements of a critical pedagogy are vital not only to individual students, but also to our economy and our democratic institutions and future leadership. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Future of the Public University in America

Beyond the Crossroads

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Author: James J. Duderstadt,Farris W. Womack

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403935

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The authors conclude by suggesting strategies at the state and federal level to preserve and strengthen public higher education as a resource for future generations.

Beyond the Amur

Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930

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Author: Victor Zatsepine

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774834129

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Beyond the Amur describes the distinctive frontier society that emerged in the Amur, a river region that shifted between Qing China and Imperial Russia as the two empires competed for resources. Official histories depict the Amur as a distant battleground caught between rival empires. Zatsepine, by contrast, views it as a unified natural economy populated by Chinese, Russian, Indigenous, Japanese, Korean, Manchu, and Mongol people who crossed the border in search of work or trade and who came together to survive a harsh physical environment. This colourful account of a region and its people highlights the often-overlooked influence of frontier developments on state politics and imperial policies and histories.

Beyond the Revolution

A History of American Thought from Paine to Pragmatism

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Author: William H. Goetzmann

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786744235

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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From 1776, when Citizen Tom Paine declared, “The birthday of a new world is at hand,” America was unique in world history. A nation suffused with the spirit of explorers, constantly replenished by immigrants, and informed by a continual influx of foreign ideas, it was the world's first truly cosmopolitan civilization. In Beyond the Revolution, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann tells the story of America's greatest thinkers and creators, from Paine and Jefferson to Melville and William James, showing how they built upon and battled one another's ideas in the critical years between 1776 and 1900. An unprecedented work of intellectual history by a master historian, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our national culture.

Beyond the Campus

How Colleges and Universities Form Partnerships with their Communities

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Author: David J. Maurrasse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959013

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The role of the university and its relationship to the community has long been a highly debated topic among educators, administrators, and local business leaders. David J. Maurrasse offers a passionate appeal for community partnerships. Going further than a simple explanation of the problems at hand, Beyond the Campus offers a road map for both universities and local institutions to work together for the good of their communities.

Reading Beyond the Book

The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture

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Author: Danielle Fuller,DeNel Rehberg Sedo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135080372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

The New Education

How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

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Author: Cathy N. Davidson

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093183

Category: Education

Page: 336

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"The most important book I have read in many years." -Tony Wagner, Harvard University i-lab Expert in Residence, author of Creating Innovators A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

A Century and Beyond

The History of Purdue University

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Author: Robert W. Topping

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 418

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This is not a sentimental book designed to warm the hearts of old grads, but it tells an important and useful story about people and programs that have had an impact on the world. -- Indiana Magazine of History

The End of College

Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

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Author: Kevin Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101634596

Category: Education

Page: 288

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From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.

Beyond the Universities

The New Higher Education

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Author: Philip Mitchell

Publisher: Arena

ISBN: 9781857423945

Category: Education

Page: 235

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This work focuses on various aspects of higher education and the collaboration between the universities and institutions of higher education. The essays: explore the wider business and policy background to co-operation between institutions of further and higher education using the University of Greenwich as an example; focus on the attitudes and concerns of staff and students at the FE/HE interface; look at the students' perspectives, concentrating on the needs of mature students in particular; explore the range of collaborative arrangements now in existence; discuss tensions between collaborations; identify why colleges should want to become involved in higher education; and they take a look at the critical issues facing American higher education as a new century approaches.

Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora

Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

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Author: Sherry S. Yu

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774835818

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Media for diasporic communities have emerged in major cities and reflect a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual reality. But do these media serve their respective communities exclusively, or are they available and accessible to members of greater society at large? Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora explores structural and institutional challenges and opportunities for these media and suggests policy directions with the aim of fostering broader intercultural dialogue. Using case studies of Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Sherry Yu examines the potential of an intercultural media system for culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse societies.

Beyond the Crossroads

The Devil and the Blues Tradition

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Author: Adam Gussow

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469633671

Category: Music

Page: 416

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The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.

Tahiti Beyond the Postcard

Power, Place, and Everyday Life (Culture, Place, and Nature)

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Author: Miriam Kahn

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029599102X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Tahiti evokes visions of white beaches and beautiful women. This imagined paradise, created by Euro-American romanticism, endures today as the bedrock of Tahiti's tourism industry, while quite a different place is inhabited and experienced by ta'ata ma'ohi, as Tahitians refer to themselves. This book brings into dialogue the perspectives on place of both Tahitians and Europeans. Miriam Kahn is professor of anthropology at the University of Washington and author of Always Hungry, Never Greedy.

Beyond the Modern University

Toward a Constructive Postmodern University

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Author: Marcus Peter Ford

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897897945

Category: Education

Page: 131

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We are in the midst of an unprecedented, human-caused, environmental crisis. This study asks, "Given the present state of the world, what should be the primary objective of higher education?" The author contends that the modern university should help to make the world a better place by enabling human beings to live more meaningful and satisfying lives and by helping to promote social justice and environmental sustainability.

The Library Beyond the Book

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Author: Jeffrey T. Schnapp,Matthew Battles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674725034

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles reflect on what libraries have been in order to speculate about what they will become: hybrid places that intermingle books and ebooks, analog and digital formats, paper and pixels. They combine the cultural history of libraries with innovations at metaLAB, a research group at the forefront of digital humanities.

Engineering and Social Justice

In the University and Beyond

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Author: Caroline Baillie,Alice Pawley,Donna M. Riley

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536066

Category: Education

Page: 209

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An increasing number of researchers and educators in the field of engineering wish to integrate considerations of social justice into their work and practice. In this volume, an international team of authors, from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, invite scholars to think and teach in new ways that acknowledge the social, as well as technical, impact engineering can have on our world and that open possibilities for social justice movements to help shape engineering and technology. The book examines three areas of an engineering academic's professional role: teaching, research, and community engagement. The contributors take a broad social and ecological justice perspective to critique existing practices and explore alternatives. The result is a handbook for all scholars of engineering who think beyond the technical elements of their field, and an essential reader for anyone who believes in the transformative power of the discipline.

Beyond the Kale

Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City

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Author: Kristin Reynolds,Nevin Cohen

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349496

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Realizing social and environmental justice requires moving beyond food production to address deeper issues such as structural racism, gender inequity, and economic disparities, Beyond the Kale argues that urban agricultural projects focused on dismantling oppressive systems have the greatest potential to achieve substantive social change.

The Ark and Beyond

The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

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Author: Ben A. Minteer,Jane Maienschein,James P. Collins

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226538327

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Scores of wild species and ecosystems around the world face a variety of human-caused threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation to rapid climate change. But there is hope, and it, too, comes in a most human form: zoos and aquariums. Gathering a diverse, multi-institutional collection of leading zoo and aquarium scientists as well as historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, The Ark and Beyond traces the history and underscores the present role of these organizations as essential conservation actors. It also offers a framework for their future course, reaffirming that if zoos and aquariums make biodiversity conservation a top priority, these institutions can play a vital role in tackling conservation challenges of global magnitude. While early menageries were anything but the centers of conservation that many zoos are today, a concern with wildlife preservation has been an integral component of the modern, professionally run zoo since the nineteenth century. From captive breeding initiatives to rewilding programs, zoos and aquariums have long been at the cutting edge of research and conservation science, sites of impressive new genetic and reproductive techniques. Today, their efforts reach even further beyond recreation, with educational programs, community-based conservation initiatives, and international, collaborative programs designed to combat species extinction and protect habitats at a range of scales. Addressing related topics as diverse as zoo animal welfare, species reintroductions, amphibian extinctions, and whether zoos can truly be “wild,” this book explores the whole range of research and conservation practices that spring from zoos and aquariums while emphasizing the historical, scientific, and ethical traditions that shape these efforts. Also featuring an inspiring foreword by the late George Rabb, president emeritus of the Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo, The Ark and Beyond illuminates these institutions’ growing significance to the preservation of global biodiversity in this century.