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Bruno, Walter – Academic Questions, 2013
There has been a long culture war over the validity of "Wikipedia" for research. Many university departments banned it as a primary source starting around 2007, but many others still allow it as a heuristic prompt. Certainly, one knows that students are still going to "Wikipedia" and dabbling in it. This reflects a recent gain in "Wikipedia"…
Descriptors: Feminism, Web 2.0 Technologies, Primary Sources, Censorship
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Mendenhall, Allen – Academic Questions, 2013
Readers of this journal probably know how the peer review process works in the humanities disciplines and at various journals. Therefore the author explains how the law review process generally works and then what the humanities can learn and borrow from the law review process. He ends by advocating for a hybrid law review/peer review approach to…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Humanities, State of the Art Reviews, Evaluation Criteria
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Casement, William – Academic Questions, 2013
The big-time approach to college sports demands an overhaul--for the good of the athletes, the bottom line, and the intellectual atmosphere on campus. The academic and nonacademic purposes within higher education institutions bump up against one another for a result that is increasingly dysfunctional. There is, however, a way out that will give…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Athletics, Athletes, Teamwork
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Heiden, Bruce – Academic Questions, 2013
In a recent article in "Academic Questions" political scientists Robert Maranto and Matthew C. Woessner have suggested a program to reform their discipline and enhance its social utility. They encourage researchers to engage with consequential social issues and educate the public, while admonishing political scientists to resist partisan advocacy…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Political Science, Educational Research, Ideology
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Solway, David – Academic Questions, 2013
One of the main factors implicated in the atomization of contemporary life, both as cause and effect, is the brunt and tenor of modern liberal education. For it cannot be denied that liberal education in the classic sense has severed its mandate to instruct and enlighten from the archive of the past and has been replaced by the concept of…
Descriptors: General Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Intellectual History
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Carter, Michael J.; Harper, Heather – Academic Questions, 2013
This article reports on the decline in writing ability skills in secondary and higher education students. The author discusses changes that have affected student writing skills over the recent decades and offers recommendations for improving these skills, such as: implementing intensive freshman writing courses; adjusting existing course…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Tests, Essay Tests, Grade Inflation
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Verene, Donald Phillip – Academic Questions, 2013
This article presents the author's view that online education mistakes information for education and training for teaching. He presents a historical look at "distance learning" as the original correspondence courses offered through the mail, and he observes that the past and present technologies were missing the main piece of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Information Dissemination, Distance Education, Educational History
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Attard, John – Academic Questions, 2013
In this article, the author reports on an awareness of controversial incidents on campuses around North America surrounding "politically correct" speech codes and thought control measures instituted at the behest of faculty and students of this ideological persuasion. It seems that critical theory is going beyond "critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Postmodernism, Higher Education, Political Attitudes
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Weissberg, Robert – Academic Questions, 2013
In this article, the author states that "critical thinking" has mesmerized academics across the political spectrum and that even high school students are now being called upon to "think critically." He furthers adds that it is no exaggeration to say that "critical thinking" has quickly evolved into a scholarly…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Definitions, Personal Narratives
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Stetson, Chuck – Academic Questions, 2013
More and more Americans are recognizing just how inadequate their system of higher education is, in large part because the ever-increasing costs of attending a college or university are accompanied by an ever-decreasing value in the education they purport to give the student. At the venture capital firm, PEI, founded by Chuck Stetson, the author…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Costs, Business Administration Education, Education Work Relationship
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Asia, Daniel – Academic Questions, 2013
For many years Gunther Schuller was at the center of the classical music world, as a player, composer, conductor, writer, record producer, polemicist and publisher for new music and jazz, educator, and president of New England Conservatory. His book, entitled, "Musings: The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller: A Collection of His…
Descriptors: Music, Classical Music, Musicians, Books
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Agresto, John – Academic Questions, 2013
When "Academic Questions" editor Peter Wood asked the author to give some thought to the dispute between the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW), he thought he should say no. Well, what did the CFR report prepared by an independent task force chaired by Joel I. Klein,…
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Values, National Norms
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Davidson, Bruce W. – Academic Questions, 2013
The author has lived in Japan over twenty-five years, teaching in higher education for more than twenty. He observes that it has been alarming to see the inroads of ideological activism in the academic community in Japan, which is having unfortunate effects on the curricula of many schools, including his own, Hokusei Gakuen University. In this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Ideology
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Clarfield, Geoffrey – Academic Questions, 2013
The author of this article, a developmental anthropologist, illustrates how the instructor can use ethnographic films to enhance the study of anthropology and override notions about the scope and efficacy of Western intervention in the Third World, provided the instructor places such films in their proper historical and cultural context. He…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cultural Context, Multimedia Instruction, Anthropology
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Zorn, Jeffrey – Academic Questions, 2013
In this article, the author reflects on the flawed writing and composition teaching he received in his early Dartmouth University days. He reports that it took extraordinary classics professors like Don Rosenthal and Jack Zarker to turn around his work, and that these professors contributed to his eventual successful career as a college-level…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Students, Writing Instruction
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