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Kington, Raynard S. – Liberal Education, 2019
With the future leaders of the nation at our campuses, we must question the notion that opposition is the only option for problem solving and effecting change. While protest and opposition are appropriate in some situations, there are often other methods through which students can learn and engage as informed, passionate citizens of whatever…
Descriptors: Social Change, Change Strategies, College Role, Student Participation
Lawrence, Pareena G. – Liberal Education, 2018
When considering the current state of public discourse about diversity, inclusion, and free speech, Pareena G. Lawrence begins this article on two hopeful notes: First, Americans celebrate diversity more fervently than their peers in other countries, and second, we've gotten through divisive times in our national history before. In the hope that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Clubb, Sandy Hatfield – Liberal Education, 2012
The old expression about the carrot and the stick, which refers to the application of reward and punishment to induce action, dates back to the days when pack mules were used for transportation. The mules would move toward carrots that dangled just ahead of them--and move all the faster because they feared drivers with sticks behind them. In 2012,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Athletes, College Athletics, Educational Experience
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Paulsen, Michael B. – Liberal Education, 1990
A study tested the hypothesis: The greater the amount of philanthropic income per dollar of tuition, the smaller the fraction of bachelor's degrees in occupational fields. Findings support the contention that a college's tuition dependence is associated with its tendency to adjust its curriculum to match student consumer preferences. (MLW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Finance