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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