ERIC Number: ED344535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Asheville Institute on General Education (Asheville, North Carolina, June 7-12, 1991). Proceedings.
Moseley, Merritt, Ed.
This proceedings report presents the speeches and panel discussions given at an annual meeting held at the University of North Carolina; Asheville, that focused on improving general education at American colleges in two broad areas: history and culture, and mathematics and science. The report begins with lists of speakers, consultants, and participants and continues with selected excerpts from addresses, panel discussions, and workshop presentations. Briefly discussed are some issues of general education reform suggested by the faculty teams' post-conference reports on the impact of their work at Asheville. The report concludes with a 67-item bibliography. Speeches presented are as follows: "The Theory and Practice of Science: The Place of Science in General Education" (Robert Pollack); "'But 'twill serve'' (James Redfield); "Disciplinary Culture and General Education: What Can We Learn From Our Learners" (Sheila Tobias); "Predictors of Success in General Education" (Alexander S. Astin); "On Science and General Education" (Ezra Shahn); "General Education in History and Culture: Overview of Practices" (Carol G. Schneider); "The Purposes of General Education and Implications for Pedagogy" (Virginia Smith); "The Ecology of General Education" (Patrick J. Hill); "What They Took and What They Learned: Learning from Assessment and Transcript Analysis" (James L. Ratcliff); and "The Realpolitik of Reforming General Education" (Zelda F. Gamson). (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Conference Proceedings, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, General Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Resistance to Change, Science Education, Speeches, Workshops, World History
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Asheville.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.