Pedagogy

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Teaching Particulars: A Review

Dec 17, 2015 by David Randall |

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

Dear Future Professor: The Red Pill

Dec 09, 2015 by Jason Fertig |

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

Stanley Fish, Divestment, and “The Student Assault on the Academy”

Dec 01, 2015 by NAS |

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

Dear Future Adjunct

Nov 25, 2015 by David Randall |

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

Academic Social Science and Inequality

Oct 16, 2015 by William H. Young |

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

Academic Social Science and the Group

Jul 28, 2015 by William H. Young |

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

Columbia Teachers College Study is Broad and Subjective

Mar 05, 2014 by 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.

Common Core State Standards:  Above and Beyond

Oct 10, 2013 by William H. Young |

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

Common Core State Standards: Teacher Training and Pedagogy

Oct 03, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young describes the measures necessary to prepare new teachers for CCSS.

Common Core State Standards: Schools of Education

Sep 26, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the serious inadequacy of education schools in preparing teachers for the K-12 classroom.

Common Core State Standards: Instructional Materials

Sep 12, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the type of instructional materials necessary to improve K-12 educational outcomes.

Common Core State Standards: Cogs for the Economic Machine

Aug 29, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the ongoing debate over CCSS, and addresses the arguments of some prominent critics.

Common Core State Standards: College and Career Readiness

Aug 22, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the serious decline in literacy and quantitative skills among students currently entering college.

Common Core State Standards: Mathematics Proficiency

Aug 15, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses CCSS proposals for revitalizing K‒12 mathematics education.

Common Core State Standards: The Gettysburg Address

Aug 08, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the proposed CCSS approach to reading and textual analysis.

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