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Keith, Bruce; Ender, Morten – Teaching Sociology, 2005
This article presents the authors' response to David Schweingruber's comments on their paper about sociology's disciplinary core being reflected in introductory sociology textbooks. In his comment, Schweingruber argues that introductory textbooks do not adequately reflect the disciplinary core because the authors of such texts employ terms that…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Textbooks, Sociology, Educational Sociology
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Keith, Bruce; Ender, Morten G. – Teaching Sociology, 2004
Sociology is often portrayed as an errant discipline, driving forward without any apparent direction or purpose. We contend that these perceptions about the central tenets of our discipline derive from a lack of standardization of core material, which reduces the social value of sociology as a scientific field and erodes its credibility as a…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Textbooks, Social Values, Sociology
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Wagenaar, Theodore C.; Keith, Bruce; Ender, Morten G. – Teaching Sociology, 2004
Beginning at the introductory level, the authors believe students ought to experience a common framework for approaching a general understanding of social life. At a minimum, this requires going back to the discipline's history--back to the journals and books that provide the foundational context for the discipline's framework and, therefore, its…
Descriptors: Sociology, Intellectual Disciplines, Social Life, Introductory Courses
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Keith, Bruce; Meese, Michael J.; Efflandt, Scott; Malinowski, Jon C.; LeBoeuf, Joseph; Gallagher, Martha; Hurley, John; Green, Charles – Teaching Sociology, 2002
Presents a strategy for the curricular design and assessment of one multidisciplinary program goal: understanding human behavior. Discusses how to assess a desired outcome based on four specific areas: (1) organizational context; (2) articulation of a learning model; (3) program design and implementation; and (4) outcomes assessment. (Author/KDR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Evaluation
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Keith, Bruce; Moore, Helen A. – Teaching Sociology, 1995
Reports on a study of professional socialization and the emergence of career aspirations among 566 graduate students in sociology. Finds that access to initial funding and mentoring have substantial effects on students' professional socialization. (CFR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Departments, Graduate Students
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Babchuk, Nicholas; Keith, Bruce – Teaching Sociology, 1995
Reports on the scholarly content of four widely adopted introductory college sociology textbooks and the scholarly activity of their respective authors. Finds that, although all used a wide variety of source materials, there were substantial differences in source selection. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Authors, Higher Education, Scholarly Journals