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Beyond reason and tolerance : the purpose and practice of higher education

Author: Robert J Thompson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014. ©2014
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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 as a process of growth involving empathy as well as reasoning, values as well as knowledge, and identity as well as competencies"--
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Thompson, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1945-
Beyond reason and tolerance.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, [2014]
(DLC) 2013028664
(OCoLC)859298556
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Thompson
ISBN: 9780199969791 0199969795
OCLC Number: 870646837
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages)
Contents: Preface --
1. American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century --
2. Emerging Adulthood: A Developmental Science Perspective --
3. Personal Epistemology --
4. Empathy --
5. Identity and the Process of Self-Authorship --
6. Campus Culture: Developing the Capacities to Constructively Engage Difference --
7. Providing a Formative Undergraduate Liberal Education.
Responsibility: Robert J. Thompson.

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His magnificent description of the value of a liberal arts education weaves an interdisciplinary tapestry that jumps from philosopy to psychology to education without missing a beat. * PsycCRITQUES *

 
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