Education in a Free Society

Education in a Free Society " Confiscating money from all property - owning citizens so as to fund education for those with children is morally repugnant in a genuine free society " -Tibor Machan n this radical new indictment of public ...

Education in a Free Society


American Higher Education Transformed 1940 2005

Harvard Committee, General Education in a Free Society, 1945 The dominant curricular statement of James Bryant Conant's presidency of Harvard University (1933–53) was widely known, after the color of its cover, as the ''Red Book.

American Higher Education Transformed  1940   2005

Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education.

A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society

option even if the education provided was 50 percent or even 75 percent lower in quality. The only market in which private ... A free society means a complete separation of the state from education. This is the only way to protect the ...

A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society

What are individual rights? What is freedom? How are they related to each other? Why are they so crucial to human life? How do you protect them? These are some of the questions that A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society answers. The book uses Objectivist philosophy—the philosophy of Ayn Rand—to analyze subjective, intrinsic, and objective theories of rights and show why rights and freedom are objective necessities of human life. This knowledge is then used to make changes to the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Through these changes, the book shows the fundamental legal requirements of a free society and why we should create such a society. It demonstrates why a free society is morally, politically, and economically beneficial to human beings.

New Dimensions of Learning in a Free Society

The schools must be kept free for the study of controversial issues and problems because only in free schools can citizens learn to make the effective , informed choices necessary to the preservation of a free society .

New Dimensions of Learning in a Free Society


Jews in a Free Society

Or putting it another way, what kind of Jewish education expresses our unique character as Reform Jews? Review what we have agreed upon as our fundamental assumptions. Our form of Jewish education must be directed to the preservation of ...

Jews in a Free Society

This volume contains the lectures which the faculty of the Cincinnati School of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion presented to the larger community during the College Centennial Year. They are lectures by scholars moving out of the strict confines of their specialty and addressing a lay audience at large, spreading Jewish information filtered through the channels of Jewish learning and representing a discussion of contemporary problems and concerns in the light of scholarly findings. The convergence of the College Centennial and the national Bicentennial provided a unique occasion to assess the interrelationship between America and American Jewry. Each lecturer, therefore, applied the insights of his own discipline to the situation of contemporary Jewish life in America, elucidating both the challenges and the opportunities. The lectures deal with the American Jewish Experience: the history, the sociology, the artistic creativity, and the ways in which the ancient legacy of religious ideas and literature can thrive in a free democracy. The thirteen lectures published in this volume are by Professors Sheldon H. Blank, Herbert C. Brichto, Samuel Greengus, Robert L. Katz, Jacob R. Marcus, Michael A. Meyer, Eugene Mihaly, Jakob J. Petuchowski, Alvin J. Reines, Ellis Rivkin, Samuel Sandmel, Sylvan D. Schwartzman, and David B. Weisberg. Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the College, contributed an introductory essay on "The Public Function of the Jewish Scholar."

The Good Education of Youth

The subject assigned to me is a wonderful one - Education in a Free Society . This subject has been treated before , and by able educators , but it has never before been treated more eagerly than it will be this morning .

The Good Education of Youth

This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.

Education Democracy And Public Knowledge

Committee on the Objectives of a General Education in a Free Society, 1945, General Education in a Free Society: Report of the Harvard Committee (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1945). Bell, The Reforming of General Education, ...

Education  Democracy  And Public Knowledge


The Founders and the Idea of a National University

In General Education in a Free Society, or the Harvard Report, issued in 1945 to address the history, purpose, and prospects of general education within the modern university, the authors noted that even “the most ideally planned ...

The Founders and the Idea of a National University

"Constituting the American Mind is about early efforts to establish a national university and what those efforts say about the nature and logic of American Constitutionalism. This book offers the first in depth study of the efforts to establish a national university from a constitutional perspective. While mostly noted in passing, the national university was put forward by every president from Washington to John Quincy Adams as a necessary supplement to the formal institutions of government; it would help constitute the American mind in a manner that carried forward the ideas the constitution rested on including, for example, the separation of the "civic" from the "theological.""--

Books on Education from the United States

COMMITTEE ON THE OBJECTIVES OF A GENERAL EDUCATION IN A FREE SOCIETY . General education in a free society . Harvard University Press , 1945 . The university and the secondary school must intensify their efforts to make men proficient ...

Books on Education from the United States


Vitalizing Secondary Education

Another recent effort to make clear the significance of general education as a major purpose of secondary education in the United States is that of the Harvard Committee published under the title , General Education in a Free Society ...

Vitalizing Secondary Education


Congressional Record

Dulles , former head of the CIA ; Joseph ervation and advance of man's most preThe first school will be conducted for ... Industrial and Educational Confertions for a free society of their own which ences and has held seminars such as ...

Congressional Record


Exploring the History and Philosophy of Christian Education

However, in 1945, a seminal volume appeared known as the Harvard Report. It, too, was searching for meaning in education but from a secular vantage point. General Education in a Free Society describes their quest: “Thus the search ...

Exploring the History and Philosophy of Christian Education

In this insightful book, two leading scholars in Christian education trace the history of the discipline from the Old Testament to the present. Presented against the backdrop of wider philosophical thought and historical events, Anthony and Benson show how each successive era shaped the practice of Christian education today. The result is a book brimming with insights that reveal the historical roots and philosophical underpinnings of issues relevant to current practice in Christian education ministries."The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with more than just valuable insights regarding the past. . . . The future is the emphasis of this history book." From the Introduction

Writing the History of the Humanities

Their teaching and study became essential components of a postwar political-educational project that sought to demonstrate ... democratically useful terms.32 And Harvard's famous postwar program on General Education in a Free Society ...

Writing the History of the Humanities

What are the humanities? As the cluster of disciplines historically grouped together as “humanities” has grown and diversified to include media studies and digital studies alongside philosophy, art history and musicology to name a few, the need to clearly define the field is pertinent. Herman Paul leads a stellar line-up of esteemed and early-career scholars to provide an overview of the themes, questions and methods that are central to current research on the history of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century humanities. This exciting addition to the successful Writing History series will draw from a wide range of case-studies from diverse fields, as classical philology, art history, and Biblical studies, to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the field. In doing so, this ground-breaking book challenges the rigid distinctions between disciplines and show the variety of prisms through which historians of the humanities study the past.

Making Harvard Modern

33 The committee's report, General Education in a Free Society, prescribed a stiff dose of curriculum reform not only for Harvard, but for American education at large. Some wondered if this was presumptuous. But those most involved knew ...

Making Harvard Modern

Making Harvard Modern is a candid, richly detailed portrait of America's most prominent university from 1933 to the present: seven decades of dramatic change. Early twentieth century Harvard was the country's oldest and richest university, but not necessarily its outstanding one. By the century's end it was widely regarded as the nation's, and the world's, leading institution of higher education. With verve, humor, and insight, Morton and Phyllis Keller tell the story of that rise: a tale of compelling personalities, notable achievement and no less notable academic pratfalls. Their book is based on rich and revealing archival materials, interviews, and personal experience. Young, humbly born James Bryant Conant succeeded Boston Brahmin A. Lawrence Lowell as Harvard's president in 1933, and set out to change a Brahmin-dominated university into a meritocratic one. He hoped to recruit the nation's finest scholars and an outstanding national student body. But the lack of new money during the Depression and the distractions of World War Two kept Conant, and Harvard, from achieving this goal. In the 1950s and 1960s, during the presidency of Conant's successor Nathan Marsh Pusey, Harvard raised the money, recruited the faculty, and attracted the students that made it a great meritocratic institution: America's university. The authors provide the fullest account yet of this transformation, and of the wrenching campus crisis of the late 'sixties. During the last thirty years of the twentieth century, a new academic culture arose: meritocratic Harvard morphed into worldly Harvard. During the presidencies of Derek Bok and Neil Rudenstine the university opened its doors to growing numbers of foreign students, women, African- and Asian-Americans, and Hispanics. Its administration, faculty, and students became more deeply engaged in social issues; its scientists and professional schools were more ready to enter into shared commercial ventures. But worldliness brought its own conflicts: over affirmative action and political correctness, over commercialization, over the ever higher costs of higher education. This fascinating account, the first comprehensive history of a modern American university, is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the present state and future course of higher education.

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent

Many general education programs now include a diversity requirement as well as some type of international or global studies requirement. ... Harvard University Committee on the Objectives of a General Education in a Free Society.

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent

For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial Educational reform, and to a lesser extent educational dissent, occupy a prominent place in the annals of U.S. education. Whether based on religious, cultural, social, philosophical, or pedagogical grounds, they are ever-present in our educational history. Although some reforms have been presented as a remedy for society's ills, most programs were aimed toward practical transformation of the existing system to ensure that each child will have a better opportunity to succeed in U.S. society. Educational reform is a topic rich with ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for school patrons, educators, and the nation as a whole. With nearly 450 entries, these two volumes comprise the first reference work to bring together the strands of reform and reformers and dissent and dissenters in one place as a resource for parents, policymakers, scholars, teachers, and those studying to enter the teaching profession. Key Features Opens with a historical overview of educational reform and dissent and a timeline of key reforms, legislation, publications, and more Examines the reform or dissent related to education found in theories, concepts, ideas, writings, research, and practice Addresses how reformers and dissenters become significant culture-shaping people and change the way we conduct our lives Key Themes Accountability Biographies Concepts and Theories Curriculum and Instruction Diversity Finances and Economics Government Organizations?Advisory Organizations?Business and Foundations Organizations?Curriculum Organizations?Government Organizations?Professional Organizations?Think Tanks Public Policy Religion and Religious Education Reports School Types Special Needs Technology This authoritative work fills a void in the literature in the vast areas of educational reform and dissent, making it a must-have resource for any academic library. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access, wherever they may be.

Realizing General Education Reconsidering Conceptions and Renewing Practice

In D. Glyler & D. L. Weeks (Eds.), The liberal arts in higher education: Challenging assumptions, exploring possibilities (pp. ix–xxix). ... General education in a free society: Report of the Harvard committee.

Realizing General Education  Reconsidering Conceptions and Renewing Practice

General education is widely touted as an enduring distinctive of higher education, but what do we actually mean by general education? Differing perspectives not only make it challenging to consider its significance, but also open it up to a wide range of determinations regarding its effectiveness. This volume aims to sharpen understanding of the complex picture of general education by: describing how various conceptions of general education evolved historically, identifying various functions expected of general education in the contemporary context, and pointing out the educational practices that fulfill general education’s aims in the current context. The conceptions of, and aspirations for, general education are consequential. This volume disentangles the divergent conceptions that hinder its renewal and considers the range of avenues for realizing its effectiveness. This is the second issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

Education in a Free Society

A position paper by Benjamin A. Rogge and Pierre F. Goodrich leads off this fine collection advocating an educational system based strictly on private and voluntary institutions.

Education in a Free Society

A position paper by Benjamin A. Rogge and Pierre F. Goodrich leads off this fine collection advocating an educational system based strictly on private and voluntary institutions. Anne Husted Burleigh is a writer and a contributing editor for Crisis.

Adult and Continuing Education Adult education viewed from the disciplines

Preface This book has been written in order to articulate some ideas that constitute a supporting structure for a program of adult education in a free society . Adult education is not a fad or a pastime of an affluent society .

Adult and Continuing Education  Adult education   viewed from the disciplines

This collection draws on books, journals, reports and historical papers to map the vast field of education for adults. This collection will make many major works more readily available.

School Life

6 D. > General Education in a Free Society Defines economic , nationalistic , militaristic , intercation Library . They are not available sion of the liberal and humane tradition national understanding , and religious motivations .

School Life


Higher Education for Women in Postwar America 1945 1965

Harvard University Committee on the Objectives of a General Education in a Free Society, General Education in a Free Society: Report of the Harvard Committee (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1945). 31.

Higher Education for Women in Postwar America  1945   1965

By redefining our understanding of activism and assessing women's efforts within the context of their milieu, this innovative work reclaims an era often denigrated for its lack of attention to women.