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Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2017
A new movement in American higher education aims to transform the teaching of civics. This report is a study of what that movement is, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned. What we call the "New Civics" redefines civics as progressive political activism. Rooted in the radical program of the 1960s' New Left, the New…
Descriptors: Universities, Civics, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
Peterson, Rachelle – National Association of Scholars, 2017
Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world--including more than 100 in the United States. These Institutes avoid Chinese political history and human rights abuses, portray Taiwan and Tibet as undisputed territories of China, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutes (Training Programs), Case Studies, Power Structure
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2017
"Beach Books 2016-17," which covers 348 colleges and universities, continues the National Association of Scholars' long-running record of providing the most comprehensive information about colleges and universities that assign common readings to incoming freshmen. Although there are several databases of common reading assignments, Beach…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Programs, College Programs, Reading Assignments
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2016
This document extends the National Association of Scholars' (NAS's) critique of the College Board from Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) to Advanced Placement European History (APEH). The College Board distorts APEH in the same way that it distorted the first version of APUSH. The traditional history of Europe tells how Europeans, uniquely,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, European History, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Development
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2016
Hundreds of American colleges and universities continue to assign a summer reading to entering freshmen--typically one book, which the students are asked to read outside their courses. Many institutions embed the common reading in a larger program of campus activities: typically, they invite the common reading author to help open the academic year…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Programs, College Programs, Reading Assignments
Peterson, Rachelle; Wood, Peter W. – National Association of Scholars, 2015
"Sustainability" is a key idea on college campuses in the United States and the rest of the Western world. To the unsuspecting, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. This report is the first in-depth critical study of the sustainability movement in higher education. The focus of this study is on how the sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, College Curriculum, Environmental Education
Thorne, Ashley; Turscak, Marilee; Wood, Peter – National Association of Scholars, 2014
Assigning a summer reading to entering freshmen is a growing trend at hundreds of American colleges and universities. Colleges typically pick one book and ask students to read it outside their courses. Many invite the author to help kick off the year by speaking on campus at convocation. Most colleges see the key purpose of a common reading…
Descriptors: Books, College Freshmen, Reading Programs, College Programs
Fonte, Richard W.; Wood, Peter W.; Thorne, Ashley – National Association of Scholars, 2013
In 1971, the state of Texas enacted a legislative requirement that students at public institutions complete two courses in American history. With that mandate in mind, the Texas Association of Scholars and the National Association of Scholars' Center for the Study of the Curriculum proposed to determine how students today meet the requirement, and…
Descriptors: United States History, State History, History Instruction, College Curriculum
National Association of Scholars, 2012
This report concerns the corruption of the University of California by activist politics, a condition which, as it shall show, sharply lowers the quality of academic teaching, analysis, and research, resulting in the troubling deficiencies found in the studies to which the authors have referred. This report shall show that this is an inevitable…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Standards, Politics of Education, Activism
Ricketts, Glenn; Wood, Peter R.; Balch, Stephen H.; Thorne, Ashley – National Association of Scholars, 2011
"The Vanishing West" traces the decline and near extinction of the Western Civilization history survey course in America's top colleges and universities from 1964 to 2010. This course, covering classical antiquity to the present, was once part of the undergraduate curriculum's intellectual bedrock, not only because it was often a graduation…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Western Civilization
Thorne, Ashley – National Association of Scholars, 2011
What books do colleges and universities assign as common reading? What themes do the books contain? Are they old books or recent ones? What kinds of colleges and universities have common reading programs? What does a typical common reading program look like? What does all this tell us about the state of American higher education today? To find…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Relevance (Education), Cultural Pluralism, Reading Material Selection
National Association of Scholars, 2006
Few people outside of academic life are fully aware of the yawning gap that has opened between the cultural allegiances of American higher education and the country at large. Particularly arresting is the degree to which traditional conceptions of a unified American nationality, based on shared beliefs in liberty and individualism, have been…
Descriptors: Colleges, Web Sites, Social Values, Cultural Pluralism
National Association of Scholars, 2004
This issue of Science Insights contains the following sections: (1) State Standards in Education, (2) Fingerprints (3), Indoctrination at Indiana University, (4) Tuskegee Experiments, and (5) Latest Update on Kennewick Man.
Descriptors: State Standards, Science Education, Federal Legislation, Anthropology