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Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. – Black Scholar, 1992
Explores the future of African-American studies. African-American studies should be the home of free inquiry into the complexity of being of African descent in the world, rather than a closed-shop or a resurrected version of thought police. A true proliferation of ideologies and methodologies is required. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Black Studies, Cultural Differences
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Edington, Robert V. – Perspectives on Political Science, 1990
Discusses Allan Bloom's "The Closing of the American Mind" and its implications for higher education. Examines Bloom's analysis of historical changes that involved universities in societal pressures, thereby weakening them. Supports Bloom's mandate that universities delineate their function and measure achievement against the fundamental…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Environment, College Role, Core Curriculum
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Tredway, Lynda – Educational Leadership, 1995
The first axiom of actively involving students is to relate activities to their own experiences, thereby engaging them on an emotional level. The Socratic seminar, a form of structured discourse about ideas and moral dilemmas, accomplishes this goal while balancing two traditional educational purposes: cultivation of common values and celebration…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Democratic Values
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Sorenson, Gail Paulus – Issues in Education, 1985
Discusses the history of debate about the roles of indoctrination versus free inquiry in the classroom in American education. Many present-day theorists may discover what educators of the 1930s found: that there is no contradiction between transmitting democratic values while opposing censorship and indoctrination. (MD)
Descriptors: Censorship, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Educational History
Berninghausen, David K. – Libr Trends, 1970
Discussion of events and issues that led the American Association to adopt the Library Bill of Rights, to establish a committee on Intellectual Freedom and to continue to emphasize the vital importance of free inquiry. Comments regarding the protection of librarians who practice according to their commitment are also included. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Committees
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Reynolds, Philip A. – Higher Education, 1977
The purposes of universities as defined in the U.S. and France are considered in the context of the profound changes in western industrialized societies in recent decades. Focus is on the relationship between the way moral, material, and technological changes are handled and the maintenance of free inquiry. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: College Role, Cultural Context, Educational Demand, Educational Objectives
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Bailey, Bill; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
In 1957, 12 years after the end of World War II, the Ministry of Education issued Circular 323 to promote the development of an element of "liberal studies" in courses offered by technical and further education (FE) colleges in England. This was perceived to be in some ways a peculiar or uncharacteristic development. However, it lasted…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Compulsory Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
Lent, ReLeah Cossett – Corwin, 2016
Disciplinary Literacy is about to go from theory to game plan--taking students from superficial understanding to deep content expertise. And guess what? ReLeah Lent's big secret lies in highlighting each content area's "differences"--advancing a discipline-specific model in which literacy is used as a tool for strategic thinking,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Literacy
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Soulsby, David – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
The free radical chlorination of an alkane experiment is often used in the undergraduate laboratory curriculum to introduce students to the free radical mechanism, substituent effects, intermediate stability, and the relative reactivity of radicals. In this experiment, students monochlorinate multiple alkanes and analyze the reaction mixture using…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Organic Chemistry
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Smith-Hagadone, Perky – Science and Children, 2013
The happy chatter and clatter of students bounce off the lunchroom walls at a Northside Elementary School in Sandpoint, Idaho as children eagerly gobble their food and slurp their drinks. Boys and girls with crinkled brown bag lunches filled with disposable products sit next to students with trays heaped with hot lunch and all manner of synthetic…
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Wastes
Basken, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
For some colleges and professors, classified research promises prestige and money. Powerhouses like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Johns Hopkins University have for decades run large classified laboratories. But most other universities either do not allow such research or conduct it quietly, and in small doses. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research, Access to Information, Barriers
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Pineda, Jorge Eduardo; Cano, Luis Hernando Tamayo; Peralta, Marco Antonio – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2021
This paper presents a framework forteaching English in synchronous computer-mediated environments. This research shows the components of the framework, how it materializes in the teachers' pedagogical practices, and in the students' perceptions of lessons designed using the framework. The sources of data for this investigation are a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Communities of Practice, English (Second Language)
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Casement, William – Journal of General Education, 1984
Discusses the sorts of knowledge that the humanities provide, identifying the humanities with moral knowledge rather than practical benefits. Sees the humanities as domains of free intellectual inquiry, providing a training ground for moral decision making. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Educational Needs, General Education, Humanities
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Gilleland, LaRue W. – Journalism Educator, 1975
Describes the Association for Education in Journalism's reaction to a proposed federal law intended to inhibit free and open inquiry. (RB)
Descriptors: Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Information Seeking
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Brophy, Jere – Educational Psychologist, 2009
This article concludes the special issue on identity and motivation by discussing the five preceding contributions. It identifies strengths and limitations in each article and places them within a larger context, indicating ways that the authors could broaden the scope of their inquiries by breaking free of existing limitations or adding…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Motivation, Student Attitudes, Inquiry
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