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Explore the debate and science of Pedagogy.

April 19, 2017

Why Read Great Books?

David Randall

David Randall discusses the problems with reading Great Books as part of an "education to democracy."

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March 27, 2017

Modern versus Western Thought: Adolescence over Adulthood

William H. Young

William Young examines the development of the "youth culture" which first emerged among 1950's high school students.

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December 17, 2015

Teaching Particulars: A Review

David Randall

David Randall reviews Helaine Smith's argument for close reading in Teaching Particulars, and considers its implications for higher education.

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December 9, 2015

Dear Future Professor: The Red Pill

Jason Fertig

Jason Fertig gives advice to people considering a career in academia.

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December 1, 2015

Stanley Fish, Divestment, and "The Student Assault on the Academy"

NAS

Stanley Fish writes on the campus divestment movement and the role of the university.

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November 25, 2015

Dear Future Adjunct

David Randall

NAS director of communications David Randall advises current and future adjunct professors. 

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October 16, 2015

Academic Social Science and Inequality

William H. Young

William Young examines the preoccupation of American social science with the redress of inequality and its impact on education. 

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July 28, 2015

Academic Social Science and the Group

William H. Young

William Young examines the social sciences' shift of focus from the individual to the group.

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March 5, 2014

Columbia Teachers College Study is Broad and Subjective

Marilee Turscak

The Columbia Teachers College's new study, College Educational Quality, aims to assess academic quality in higher education. The research methods, however, merit much questioning.

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October 10, 2013

Common Core State Standards: Above and Beyond

William H. Young

William Young concludes his series on CCSS by emphasizing why K-12 education is in need of a complete overhaul.

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