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

Author: Robert J Thompson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press Inc, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The major challenges facing higher education are often framed in terms of preparing students for life-long learning. Society's 21st century needs require civic-minded individuals who have the intellectual and personal capabilities to constructively engage political, ethnic, and religious differences, work effectively, and live together with many different kinds of people in a more global society. In this volume,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Thompson
ISBN: 9780199969784 0199969787
OCLC Number: 900754498
Notes: 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
Description: 205 s.
Contents: Preface ; Chapter 1: American Higher Education in the 21st Century ; Chapter 2: Emerging Adulthood: A Developmental Science Perspective ; Chapter 3: Personal Epistemology ; Chapter 4: Empathy ; Chapter 5: Identity and the Process of Self-Authorship ; Chapter 6: Campus Culture: Developing the Capacities to Constructively Engage Difference ; Chapter 7: Providing a Formative Undergraduate Liberal Education ; References

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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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