USEFUL PAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PEDAGOGICAL
Local Wesleyan Links
National Institutes, Study Centers
Specialty Topics: Ethics Across the
Curriculum, Technology and
Learning, Gerald Graff and
"Teaching the Conflicts"
High School Curricular Reform, U.S. Government
History of Liberal Arts Higher
Books, Articles, Online Journals
LOCAL WES LINKS:
Curricular Renewal Intro Page
Education for the 21st Century"
Renewal in the Liberal Arts and Sciences"
Education in the Sciences and Mathematics Committee Report"
A partial list of other liberal
arts colleges and universities and their curricular renewal
NATIONAL INSTITUTES, STUDY CENTERS
RECENT AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES See the
list of conference
links for more
Ethics Across the Curriculum:
Technology and teaching:
Method Guides--University of Washington
- Institute for Learning
- Senate Bill
491--Education for the 21st Century Act [note: timed
cgi-bin query; search under "sb491"]
Purpose: "It is the purpose of this Act to enable America's
schools to use their computer hardware to increase student
achievement and prepare students for the 21st century
technologies and education
"Teaching the Conflicts"
HIGH SCHOOL STANDARDS, REFORM; GOV'T PAGES
U.S. Dept. of Education
HISTORY OF HIGHER
EDUCATION/ LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
BOOKS, ARTICLES AND ONLINE JOURNALS
- Excite's list of online
- Chronicle of Higher
Education--Subscription and password required; hard copies
available in most academic offices at Wesleyan.
Journal of Critical Pedagogy
Review of Higher Education
Academic Underpreparedness"--J. Michael Pitts, et al.
summary: A study surveying faculty in two
open-admissions U.S. colleges on their observations of
students' unpreparedness for college-level education. This
article touches on the issues of faculty expectations,
students' efforts in comprehension, and the dynamics between
faculty, students, and administration in achieving a
satisfactory provision of a college education.
U.S. Higher Education: Analyzing Models for Academic Program
Review and Discontinuation"--Steve O. Michael, summer
abstract: "The importance of program review and
discontinuation in adynamic, growth-oriented higher education
system like that in theUnited States cannot be overemphasized.
This paper provides models helpful to the policy makers and
scholars who are interested in program discontinuation. The
paper also provides levels of policy decisions for program
discontinuation and examines models that may be found
appropriate and effective at each level. The paper
concludes with a set of program-discontinuation related
- CNN: "Internet
Changing Economics of Higher Education"--5/5/99 distance
learning, adult education.
- Philosophical Choices:
"'Our' world, 'my' world"--Mark Shadle
summary: An overview of changing views of the nature of
education, and an outline of different 20th century approaches and
challenges to education and knowledge. Includes a call to students
to "redefine their roles."
- Paul Axelrod: "Challenges
to Liberal Education in an Age of Uncertainty"--Historical
Studies in Education (English/French)
summary: Evaluation of the education "crises" brought up by
Allen Bloom and others; this article asserts that liberal arts
education is "at risk" because of current economic and social
change as well as intellectual. Includes a brief description and
history of liberal arts education.
Fate of the Notion of Canon in the Electronic Age"--Robert M.
summary: the present and future states of the "literary canon" in
the age of hypertext. Mentions Graff's "teaching the conflicts" as
a method in accord with hypertext theory.
- Pedagogical Renewal's
reading list (under construction)