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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
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
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
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, 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