Defining art, creating the canon: artistic value in an era of doubt
Author: Paul Crowther
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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From the Publisher: What is art; why should we value it; and what allows us to say that one work is better than another? Traditional answers have emphasized aesthetic form; but this has been challenged by Ins...
Title: Big ideas for little kids: teaching philosophy through children's literature
Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009
Check It Out: B52 .W37...
Title: The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia
Author: By James C. Scott
Publishing: Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009
Check It Out: DS523.3 .S36 2009
From the Publisher: For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled...
Many of us rely on surveys to give us a view of people's behaviors and feelings about those behaviors. This article approaches statistics from the angle of a reader, however as researchers these are good things to keep in mind while designing surveys and picking sample populations.
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Debating moral education: rethinking the role of the modern university
Editors: Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010.
Check it Out: LC311 .D43 2010
From the Publisher: After decades of marginalization in the secularized twentieth-century academy, moral education has enjoye...
How does it feel to be a problem?: being young and Arab in America
Author: Moustafa Bayoumi
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008
Check It Out: E184.A65 B35 2008
From the Publisher: Just over a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois posed a provocative question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: “How does it feel to be a problem?” Now, Moustafa Bayoumi as...
The Idea of Justice
Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
Check It Out: JC578 .S424 2009
From the Publisher: Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real rol...
Title: The collected prose: 1948-1998
Author: Zbigniew Herbert
Publisher: [New York] : Ecco, c2010
Check It Out: DF78 .H46813 2010
From the Publisher: Polish poet and essayist Zbigniew Herbert easily stands beside Nobel Prize laureates Milosz and Szymborska as part of a remarkable literary tradition. Though H...
Title: Why our schools need the arts
Author: Jessica Hoffmann Davis
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2008
Check It Out: LB1591.5.U57 D38 2008
From the Publisher: This inspiring book leads the way to a new kind of advocacy—one that stops justifying the arts as useful to learning other subjects, and argues instead for the powerful lessons that the arts, li...
Title: The flat world and education: how America's commitment to equity will determine our future
Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010
Check It Out: LC213 .D37 2010 c.2
From the Publisher: Today in the United States only 1 in 10 low-income kindergarteners goes on to graduate from college. At a time when education matters more than ever, the U.S. high s...