So argues historian David Labaree in this provocative look at the way “this archetype of dysfunction works so well at what we want it to do even as it evades what we explicitly ask it to do.”
Author: David F. Labaree
Publisher: Harvard University Press
What do we really want from schools? Only everything, in all its contradictions. Most of all, we want access and opportunity for all children—but all possible advantages for our own. So argues historian David Labaree in this provocative look at the way “this archetype of dysfunction works so well at what we want it to do even as it evades what we explicitly ask it to do.”
But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it’s always been that way. And that’s exactly why it has become the most successful and sought-after source of learning in the world.
Author: David F. Labaree
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Read the news about America’s colleges and universities—rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators—and it’s clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it’s always been that way. And that’s exactly why it has become the most successful and sought-after source of learning in the world. Detailing American higher education’s unusual struggle for survival in a free market that never guaranteed its place in society—a fact that seemed to doom it in its early days in the nineteenth century—he tells a lively story of the entrepreneurial spirit that drove American higher education to become the best. And the best it is: today America’s universities and colleges produce the most scholarship, earn the most Nobel prizes, hold the largest endowments, and attract the most esteemed students and scholars from around the world. But this was not an inevitability. Weakly funded by the state, American schools in their early years had to rely on student tuition and alumni donations in order to survive. This gave them tremendous autonomy to seek out sources of financial support and pursue unconventional opportunities to ensure their success. As Labaree shows, by striving as much as possible to meet social needs and fulfill individual ambitions, they developed a broad base of political and financial support that, grounded by large undergraduate programs, allowed for the most cutting-edge research and advanced graduate study ever conducted. As a result, American higher education eventually managed to combine a unique mix of the populist, the practical, and the elite in a single complex system. The answers to today’s problems in higher education are not easy, but as this book shows, they shouldn’t be: no single person or institution can determine higher education’s future. It is something that faculty, administrators, and students—adapting to society’s needs—will determine together, just as they have always done.
6.4 Pedagogy in Practice How could moral failure be useful in pedagogical
contexts? Our discussion is speculative, and certainly not prescriptive. As we have already said, there is tremendous uncertainty regarding how, when, and
Author: Enoch Lambert
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Suppose you're offered an opportunity to experience something that is unlike anything you have ever encountered, but that's all you know--aside from the fact that the experience is physically safe and morally acceptable. How do you decide whether to take up the offer? Several philosophers have recently argued that we are in similar situations for more of our decisions than we usually recognize. Are they right? What resources can we draw on to create such situations? Are they enough to satisfy our aims of making the best decisions we can, especially in high stakes situations? This volume brings together philosophers and psychologists to investigate the phenomenon of transformative change and a host of fascinating questions it prompts. Taking their departure from seminal work on transformative choice and experience by L. A. Paul and Edna Ullmann-Margalit, the authors pursue fundamental questions concerning the nature of rationality, the limits of the imagination, and the metaphysics of the self. They also strike out into new areas, including value theory, aesthetics, moral and political philosophy. Several chapters present the results of experimental investigation into the psychology of transformation, self-concept, and moral learning.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the JudiciaryPublish On: 2001
People are going to win or lose elections based on the misuse of the tax code for
these purposes . And just because the Congress has failed , does not mean the
Justice Department has to fail . I hope you will take that under consideration ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Specially researched and written to meet the real needs of students of English. The 95,000 words and phrases are defined using only the 2,000 most common English words, and illustrated with 36,000 examples of real usage. The 3,500 most important words are highlighted, and 3,000 thesaurus boxes explain synonyms and antonyms. Includes a Learner's Handbook on writing, grammar, and communication.
From these two premises it follows that there are people who do not have
sufficient reasons , and therefore do not have ... Nor does it suppose that only a
science like psychology can discover the conditions under which someone has failed to ...
Author: Oliver A. Johnson
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Western tradition, from Plato to John Rawls and other contemporary writers. Chronologically oriented, the book's unbiased and comprehensive coverage fosters a firm grasp of many seminal ideas and thinkers in the history of Western ethics. This latest edition of Johnson's classic anthology features a significant revision of Part III, "The Contemporary Period." In addition to providing a historical introduction to moral philosophy, the book now provides a very timely introduction to the main currents in contemporary moral philosophy, such as contemporary deontology, Kantianism, consequentialism, contractarianism, and virtue theory. Newly added contemporary readings that articulate well with the classical sources demonstrate the continuity between historical and contemporary concerns, for example showing how the ideas of the classical writers have been taken up and developed by contemporary philosophers.
We must discover what factor that is essential to the healthy development of an
individualistic system has been missing or ... Someone has to be concerned with
it , must assume the responsibility ; otherwise selfseeking 10 LEST FREEDOM FAIL.
The Federal department of Education said that forty - eight percent of all
commercial recreation organized up to about a year ago had failed . Why did it
fail ? The Metropolitan people have just made a survey on recreation to find out
why much ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of LordsPublish On: 1999
Lord McIntosh of Haringey : My Lords , the amendment would provide that the
reasonable regular user , when considering the behaviour engaged in by person
X , would look at whether that person had failed to observe the standard of ...
Author: Australia. Parliament. House of RepresentativesPublish On: 2005-09-05
He has failed the Prime Minister's test , he has failed the test of his colleagues ,
he has failed the test of the community - and , for all of those reasons , he should
go . But last , and by no means least , he has failed his own test . People in this ...
Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives
Succeed in Public - Fail in Private Every now and then someone asks us why we
don't run a story about someone who has failed in the egg business . With human
nature being what it is , we have a faculty of being able to tolerate people's ...
The false inductive conclusion implied by this is “ every time I try something new ,
I fail at it . ” This is blatantly untrue . Every human being on earth has succeeded
in something . Even if someone has failed in everything he or she has ever set ...
When Someone Has Failed When Christian brothers and sisters fall , whether it
be sexual sin , some incredibly unthinking act , or the result of taking matters into
their own hands only to fall face down on the turf , and when they have admitted ...
Author: Timothy Foster
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
A psychologist offers advice to Christian laypersons on how to provide counseling for people with emotional problems
Like him , we have failed to obey the will of God , even when it was clearly
understood . We have ... Unfortunately , prayer has been a tool that we have
resorted to when all else has failed . Like the ... Someone has said , “ We learn by
If the disk has failed , it should be repaired before the file system is mounted for
write access . vxfs : vx_mapbad - mount_point file system free extent bitmap in au
aun marked bad [ or ) ... This may have occurred because someone has written ...
Author: Mary L. Fox
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Geared towards showing readers how to set up, configure, and maintain UNIX SVR4.2 on their computers, this book shows how to install and maintain various services on a system in order to serve the needs of end users. Coverage includes installing add-on software; and the back-up service.
Make them accountable for Value of the Person behaviors , just as you hold them
accountable for bottom - line results ... Just because someone has failed in this
job does not mean that the person is a failure or that the person will fail at the ...
Experts are employed by the United mostly boys in their teens , because States
government to grow plants by someone has failed to sound the warncareful
selection and to breed dogs and ing . Someone has been too falsely horses in a
As I dialed , I tried not to let myself be seduced by the hope that meanwhile the
Maine police or someone had found and ... How could we do what , exactly , now
that you people have failed with him , and Jason White sees him ' going , little by
Author: Victoria C. G. Greenleaf
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A psychiatrist asserts that childhood personality disorders don't necessarily result from parental cruelty. Supporting that belief with the story of the impact of her son's antisocial personality disorder on his loving familiy. This book wll help untangle one of the most difficult of parent/child interactions. Winner of the 2001 BAIPA Award for Best Psychology/ Family Case Study Book Finalist in Foreword Magazine's 2001 BOTYA for Parenting
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notice says that someone had told him that if the notice states that which , if true ,
shows the an act of bankruptcy has been committed , is not commission of an act
It must be tional conflicts absorbed in this area recognized that fundamentally no
child of the child ' s life may be the means wants to fail . Failure means only one
of restoring mental equilibrium . Usually thing — that someone has blundered ; a