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Bell, Katherine – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Novels from the "Dear Canada" series of historic fiction, published by Scholastic Canada, currently populate the shelves of school classrooms and libraries across Canada. This study explores two "Dear Canada" novels that chronicle significant moments in Atlantic Canadian history: Janet McNaughton's novel (Flame and ashes: The…
Descriptors: Females, Fiction, Childrens Literature, History
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First, Patricia F. – Journal of Education Finance, 2007
John Kenneth Galbraith proposed a test for the "good society" that deals directly with the financing of education. The Arizona Constitution may require that the legislature establish and maintain a "general and uniform" public school system, but, as the author argues in this article, the chronicle of the school funding cases in…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Court Litigation, Financial Support, State Courts
Gattone, Charles – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
What is the role of the social scientist in public affairs? How have changes in the structure of the university system and the culture of academia reshaped the opportunities and constraints facing contemporary scholars? "The Social Scientist as Public Intellectual" addresses these and other questions by reviewing the ideas of seminal…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Social Problems, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries
Sullivan, Patrick J. – Public Telecommunications Review, 1978
A critique of John Kenneth Galbraith's "Age of Uncertainty" through comparison of style developed in Sir Kenneth Clark's "Civilization," Alistair Cooke's "America," and Jacob Bronowski's "The Ascent of Man." (RAO)
Descriptors: Chronicles, Documentaries, Educational Television, History
Civil Rights Digest, 1974
Incisive quotes from Lucy Stone, Florynce Kennedy, John Kenneth Galbraith, Elizabeth Janeway, Eldridge Cleaver, Marge Piercy and others on the need and right of women to be liberated from sex discrimination. (SF)
Descriptors: Feminism, Human Dignity, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2007
"Higher Education Exchange" publishes case studies, analyses, news, and ideas about efforts within higher education to develop more democratic societies. Contributors to this issue of the "Higher Education Exchange" discuss the concept of growing public scholars; each contribution incorporates a student component. Articles…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Graduate Study, Democracy, School Community Relationship
Schuman, Patricia Glass – Library Journal, 1984
Discusses the concept of power in the context of women and the library profession, citing views of power by Max Weber, John Kenneth Galbraith, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, and Rosabeth Moss Kantor. Male power and female submission, defining power, organizing for power, and sharing power are highlighted. A 12-item bibliography is included. (EJS)
Descriptors: Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Librarians, Library Administration
Miller, Lara Anderson; Miller, Michael – 1999
This paper analyzes the novel, "A Tenured Professor," by John Kenneth Galbraith, in an exploration of the impact of fictional writing and other popular and mass media on public perceptions of higher education. In the book Galbraith offers his views on his own experience as a leading educator and on the world of higher education. The book…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Fiction, Higher Education
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Galbraith, John Kenneth – Academe, 1992
A celebrated economist discusses the employment of college faculty in the modern university focusing on two primary issues: (1) tenure and promotion; and (2) recruitment, payment, and retention. Additional issues addressed include the role of faculty, academic authority, democracy in the classroom, and allocation of society's resources for higher…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Compensation (Remuneration), Democratic Values
Galbraith, John Kenneth – American Libraries, 1979
Public library services are threatened by a national mood of economic conservatism. Librarians should actively combat the threat by defending services, making collective decisions, resisting inflation, seeking federal support, responding to charges from politicians, and increasing efficiency. (FM)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Financial Support, Librarians, Library Services
Quarles, Rebecca C.; And Others – 1980
John Kenneth Galbraith maintains that advertising is the prime instrument for the management of total consumer demand and results in increased consumption. Galbraith also maintains that television is a more effective advertising tool, in that it reaches people in all spectrums of intelligence. Other economists disagree, holding that it is actually…
Descriptors: Advertising, Capitalism, Communication Research, Consumer Economics
Baier, Kurt, Ed; Rescher, Nicholas, Ed. – 1969
This collection of essays aims to draw attention to important areas of interaction between technology and values, to offer some ideas of where and how control of social problems may be attempted in ways which are compatible with the dominant values of the persons affected, and to map out a framework of categories within which one can describe and…
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Futures (of Society), Interaction Process Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach
Kim, Youb, Ed.; Risko, Victoria J., Ed.; Compton, Donald L., Ed.; Dickinson, David K., Ed.; Hundley, Melanie K., Ed.; Jimenez, Robert T., Ed.; Leander, Kevin M., Ed.; Rowe, Deborah Wells, Ed. – National Reading Conference, 2008
This publication offers the 57th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference (NRC). This Yearbook begins with a preface and presents profiles of two awardees, John E. McEneaney and Scott G. Paris. Included in this Yearbook are the following papers: (1) The Education of African-American Students: Voicing the Debates, Controversies, and Solutions…
Descriptors: African American Students, Recreational Reading, Reading Ability, Scholarship
Watson, Jane, Ed.; Beswick, Kim, Ed. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2007
This is a record of the proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). The theme of the conference is "Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice." The theme draws attention to the importance of developing and maintaining links between research and practice and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Concept Mapping, Student Teachers