Transplanting Liberal Education

The Foundation and Development of Liberal Arts Colleges in Western India

Author: Anne Sliwka

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631390443

Category: Education

Page: 359

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The work examines the foundation and development of Liberal Arts Colleges in the Bombay Presidency/Western India during the 19th century. It describes the transplantation of administrative structures, conceptions of a liberal education and a syllabus from the British metropolitan area to colonial Western India. Based on the analysis of historical sources the study tries to understand the broader impact of British higher education on social and political change in Western India. The Liberal Arts Colleges within the University of Bombay are described as new arenas for social interaction producing a number of outspoken and self-confident graduates openly challenging the primacy of colonial rule in the early 20th century.
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Resilienzförderung an der Schule

Eine Studie zu Service-Learning mit Schülern aus Risikolagen

Author: Anne Seifert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531941755

Category: Education

Page: 303

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'Service-Learning' als 'Lernen durch Engagement' ist eine pädagogische Methode, die gesellschaftliches Engagement von Schülerinnen und Schülern mit fachbezogenem Lernen im Unterricht verbindet. Für Kinder und Jugendliche aus riskanten Lebenslagen bietet diese Lehr-Lernform ein besonderes Potenzial: Sie werden von Hilfsbedürftigen zu Helfern, lernen in authentischen Situationen und erleben sich als kompetent. Der Band gibt einen Einblick in die Praxis des Lehrerhandels, deren Ziel die Stärkung von Schülerinnen und Schülern in Risikolagen ist. Am Beispiel von 'Service-Learning' wird gezeigt, wie Resilienzförderung in den Schulalltag integriert werden kann.
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Society and Education

An Outline of Comparison

Author: Stavros Moutsios

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315519712

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Society and Education explores the relation of society to education in Europe, as well as its comparative perspective towards overseas societies and their institutions. It is an enquiry into the social-historical institution of education and cross-cultural studies in Europe. Elaborating on the Castoriadian ontology, the book delves into the magma of social imaginary significations that characterise and associate pivotal epochs of the continent’s history, Classical Greece and Modernity, and exemplifies their incarnation in educational systems and in the formation of the European and, in general, the Western comparative gaze. With a particular focus on our epoch, Postmodernity and globalisation, the study traces the pervasive dominance of capitalist significations in social institutions, forms, and activities, as well as in education and the way it is compared across countries. Nevertheless, as Moutsios suggests, the European tradition, notwithstanding its ideological usage by much of social sciences, contains an indissoluble critical and self-reflective dimension, which needs to be sustained and advanced in education and its cross-cultural comparison, perhaps, more than ever before. The book demonstrates the embeddedness of education in its cultural context and should, therefore, be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students who are involved with comparative education, the sociology and history of education, education policy, and European studies.
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American Universities Abroad

The Leadership of Independent Transnational Higher Education Institutions

Author: Ted Purinton,Jennifer Skaggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9774168402

Category: Education

Page: 324

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Across the globe, American-style and liberal arts universities are being established. From the first, the American University of Beirut, established in 1866, to the liberal arts institutions being established in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, and elsewhere in the twenty-first century, there is a clear sense of the global desire for the American approach to higher education as a way of counteracting traditional, more narrowly defined university educations. However, these universities operate in a distinctive dynamic that must learn to bridge one culture with another, and leadership of such institutions must by its nature focus on such complexities and tensions. Throughout the chapters of this book, this unique element of these universities will be better understood through the stories and experiences as presented by their presidents, provosts, and other academic leaders.
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Confronting Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum

Perspectives of Developing and Transitional Countries

Author: Patti McGill Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136461876

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Comparative research on higher education in developing and transitional countries is often focused on such issues as access, finance, student mobility and the impact of globalization, but there has been little attention to curriculum and the forces that shape it. Confronting Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum fills an important gap in the literature by examining the context, content, challenges, and successes of implementing liberal arts coursework within undergraduate curriculum. In order to fully understand the place of liberal education in each location, chapter authors have employed a wide lens to investigate the influences upon curricular content in China, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Turkey. Thus, this volume explores how curricular content is decided, how educational programs are being structured, and whether countries are viewing higher education as more than just the preparation of students for specialized knowledge. By providing detailed case studies of these countries at crucial transition points in their higher education systems, each chapter outlines the state of higher education system and the government’s role, the impact of imported models, the presence of a liberal education, the curricular formation, and best examples of successful programs. Ultimately, this volume depicts how global influences have come to rest in developing countries and how market forces far removed from faculty and students have shaped the undergraduate curriculum. This valuable book is of interest to scholars and researchers in Higher Education as well as practitioners working to foster student and faculty exchange and raise awareness of curricular issues.
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The Making of an Indian Metropolis

Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920

Author: Prashant Kidambi

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754656128

Category: History

Page: 268

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This book investigates the social history of colonial Bombay in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Drawing together strands that have hitherto been treated separately, and based on a wide range of untapped archival sources, this book offers the first systematic analytical account of historical change in a modernizing colonial city. In highlighting the colonial experience of historical processes that have attracted considerable attention in recent scholarship, it restores the much neglected global dimension to a comparative discussion of these themes. At the same time the volume demonstrates the manner in which the globalizing forces unleashed by European imperialism were appropriated and transformed in the colonial context.
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Liberal Education and Its Discontents

The Crisis in the Indian University

Author: Shashikala Srinivasan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429835302

Category: Education

Page: 246

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What explains the peculiar trajectory of the university and liberal education in India? Can we understand the crisis in the university in terms of the idea of education underlying it? This book explores these vital questions and traces the intellectual history of the idea of education and the cluster of concepts associated with it. It probes into the cultural roots of liberal education and seeks to understand its scope, effects and limits when transplanted into the Indian context. With an extensive analysis of the philosophical writing on the idea of university and education in the West and colonial documents on education in India, the book reconstructs the ideas of Gandhi and Tagore on education and learning as a radical alternative to the inherited, European model. The author further reflects upon how we can successfully deepen liberal education in India as well as construct alternative models that will help us diversify higher learning for future generations. Lucid, extensive and of immediate interest, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers interested in the history and philosophy of education and culture, social epistemology, ethics, postcolonial studies, cultural studies and public policy.
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The Pursuit of Liberal Education

Author: W. J. Rock

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465374728

Category: Education

Page: 280

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The Pursuit of Liberal Education is a scholarly but accessible book on philosophy of education. It also involves a look at a philosophy of man, mind, conduct, government and progress. There is a discussion of the humanities and sciences, along with some social criticism, too. It calls for a revival of liberal education. It redefines liberal education as both a preservation of the best of the cultural heritage, and as a helpful guide for social reform. Thinking and learning about ideas and values across the spectrum of knowledge are considered. This is an indispensable book that puts everything in perspective.
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Liberal Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6137

Includes the Association's proceedings.
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Perspectives on Liberal Education

Pioneers and Pall-Bearers

Author: JoAnna M. Watson,Rex Patrick Stevens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 4636

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Books in Print, 2004-2005

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835246477

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Reforming Liberal Education and the Core After the Twentieth Century

Selected Papers from the Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Montreal, Canada, April 4-7, 2002

Author: Darcy Wudel,Ronald J. Weber,J. Scott Lee

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761833635

Category: Education

Page: 207

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What particular form of liberal education should a college or university institute? Reform in general liberal education is an inevitable reality for faculty and the administration. Core texts are at the heart of that reform debate. This collection of essays captures explores this debate and allows serious thinkers and practitioners of liberal arts education to see what other colleagues and institutions are developing.
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The new liberal learning

technology and the liberal arts

Author: Robert P. Lisensky

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 872

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