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Beyond Reason And Tolerance

Author : Robert J. Thompson, Jr.
ISBN : 9780199969784
Genre : Psychology
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Beyond Reason and Tolerance argues that to prepare students to engage political, ethnic, and religious differences, higher education must adopt a developmental model for a formative and liberal undergraduate education.

Disability And Equity In Higher Education Accessibility

Author : Alphin, Jr., Henry C.
ISBN : 9781522526667
Genre : Education
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Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives. It is vital that learning opportunities are available on a global scale, regardless of individual disabilities or differences, and to create more inclusive educational practices. Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging methods and trends in disseminating knowledge in higher education, despite traditional hindrances. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics such as higher education policies, electronic resources, and inclusion barriers, this publication is ideally designed for educators, academics, students, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of disability-inclusive global education.

Mobile Devices And Smart Gadgets In Human Rights

Author : Umair, Sajid
ISBN : 9781522569404
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In recent years, technology has permeated every aspect of daily life and has drastically increased accessibility and empowerment for all demographics. Smart technologies and mobile applications now have the ability to promote and protect the basic rights of children, women, and men alike. A child’s right to education and mental growth or a woman’s socio-economic stability and protection from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse can all be attributed to these advancements. Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in Human Rights provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical applications of technology in relation to human ethical treatment and interactions. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as public safety, augmented reality, and safety apps, this book is ideally designed for researchers, students, activists, academicians, policymakers, and government officials seeking current research on the influence of portable technologies in human rights and ethics.

Religion And Human Enhancement

Author : Tracy J. Trothen
ISBN : 9783319624884
Genre : Social Science
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This collection vigorously addresses the religious implications of extreme human enhancement technology. Topics covered include cutting edge themes, such as moral enhancement, common ground to both transhumanism and religion, the meaning of death, desire and transcendence, and virtue ethics. Radical enhancement programs, advocated by transhumanists, could arguably have a more profound impact than any other development in human history. Reflecting a range of opinion about the desirability of extreme enhancement, leading scholars in the field join with emerging scholars to foster enhanced conversation on these topics.

Higher Education For Modern Societies

Author : Sjur Bergan
ISBN : 928716777X
Genre : Education
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Developing learners' competence is an important part of the mission of higher education. The kind of competences that higher education should develop depend on what we see as the purposes of higher education. The term "converging competences" points to the need not only to train individuals for specific tasks, but to educate the whole person. Education is about acquiring skills, but also about acquiring values and attitudes. As education policies move from an emphasis on process to a stronger emphasis on the results of the education processes, learning outcomes have come to be seen as an essential feature of policies both in Europe and North America. This book explores the roles and purposes of higher education in modern, complex societies and the importance of competences in this respect. Although public debate in Europe could give the impression that the sole purpose of higher education is to prepare for the labour market, this important role is complemented by at least three others: preparation for democratic citizenship, personal development and the development of a broad and advanced knowledge base. This work draws on the experiences in both Europe and North America to underline that the discussion is not in fact about which of these different purposes is the "real" one; they are all important, and they coexist.

Beyond All Reason

Author : Ronald Barnett
ISBN : 0335208932
Genre : Education
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"stimulating and full of insight"British Journal of Educational Studies"a major work ... provocative, unsettling and profoundly challenging. I think it should be prescribed reading for all vice-chancellors."(Professor Colin Bundy, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)"Ron Barnett's latest book lives up to, and possibly exceeds, the high standards he has set himself in his previous books - which are now established as the premier series of reflective books on higher education." (Professor Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University)"Ron Barnett has produced a thought provoking volume that raises fundamental issues about higher education. It is essential reading for all who work in universities."(Professor Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester)"a lively and engaging book which addresses the problems of the modern university from the perspective of modern social theory." Higher Education Review"The issues taken up in this book are significant to everyone in the academy, particularly those in leadership positions."Studies in Higher Education"This is a knowing, stimulating treatise that confronts some of the most difficult and complicated problems that universities face." Journal of Higher EducationUniversities are increasingly ideological. Many of the ideologies that are to be found on campus, such as entrepreneurialism, competition, quality and managerialism, express interests of the wider society but the university's own activities, such as research and even learning and teaching, are also becoming ideologies. Since ideologies are dogmatic in character, universities are being undermined and are being placed beyond all reason.How, then, might universities live effectively, beset as they are with ideologies in their midst? Indeed, is it still sensible to conceive of universities as places of reason? In Beyond All Reason, Ronald Barnett argues that ideology is now a fact of life in universities but that a positive way forward is within reach.Ideologies have been understood, rightly, as pernicious in nature, thwarting reason and the expression of human being. However, by returning to the ideals of reasonableness and generosity within the idea of the university, and by developing creative practices that build on those ideals, it is possible to construct virtuous idealogies that do justice to universities as universities in the twenty-first century.Beyond All Reason continues Ronald Barnett's attempts to show that it is still possible to hold to and to live out an idea of the university. It is a bold and optimistic statement and is required reading for anyone concerned about the current state of university life.

New Directions For Adult And Continuing Education

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ISBN : IND:30000113794063
Genre : Adult education
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Authenticity In Teaching

Author : Patricia Cranton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123192309
Genre : Education
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Becoming an authentic teacher appears to be a developmental process that relies on experience, maturity, self-exploration, and reflection. It is the purpose of this volume to explore a variety of ways of thinking about authenticity in teaching, from the perspective of both scholars and practitioners. This volume addresses five overlapping and interrelated aspects of teaching that impact a teacher's authenticity: self-awareness and self-exploration awareness of others (especially students) relationships with students awareness of cultural, social, and educational contexts and their influence on practice critical self-reflection on teaching Authenticity is one of those concepts, like soul, spirit, or imagination, that are easier to define in terms of what they are not than what they are. We can fairly easily say that someone who lies to students or pretends to know or who deliberately dons a teaching persona is not authentic. But do the opposite behaviors guarantee authentic teaching? Not necessarily... This is the 111th volume of the quarterly journal, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Click here to access an entire list of issues for this journal.

Becoming A Learner

Author : Matthew L. Sanders
ISBN : 1533904065
Genre : Education, Higher
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The author explains why becoming a learner, rather than acquiring specific job skills, is the primary purpose of higher education.

Higher Education In Developing Countries

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ISBN : UOM:39015050129959
Genre : Education
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"Higher education is the modern world's 'basic education,' but many counties are falling further and further behind. The Task Force on Higher Education and Society explores the current crisis in higher education in developing countries and outlines a coherent vision of future progress."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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