Tradition and Innovation: Selected Plenary and Panel Papers from the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Philadelphia, PA, 10-13 April, 1997

Tradition and Innovation: Selected Plenary and Panel Papers from the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Philadelphia, PA, 10-13 April, 1997

by Scott Lee, Allen Speight, Association for Core Texts and Courses Staff
     
 

Tradition and Innovation presents the debates and discussions of a new professional association dedicated to the development of core curricula and the use of core texts. The book outlines the wide variety of core curricula in use in institutions of higher learning throughout North America. It highlights the chief issues in undergraduate, core liberal arts education

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Tradition and Innovation presents the debates and discussions of a new professional association dedicated to the development of core curricula and the use of core texts. The book outlines the wide variety of core curricula in use in institutions of higher learning throughout North America. It highlights the chief issues in undergraduate, core liberal arts education: rationales and principles for core curricula, varieties of curricular arrangements, and selection of appropriate texts- old and new- for use in core curricula. Questions of pedagogy, canon, disciplinarity, as well as the challenges presented by multiculturalism and feminism, are all explored. The volume considers how thoughtful professionals are shaping core curricula and developing workable interpretations of texts in the classroom. Major participants in discussions included in this work are: Roger Shattuck, Gerald Graff, Louise Cowan, Dennis O'Brien, and Stephen Zelnick.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Presents 23 contributions selected from the April 1995 conference. Academics discuss the need for a core curriculum in undergraduate institutions and argue about the forms, methods, and principles necessary to constructing a core. Topics include the proper place of Plato versus the Bible in a classics course, the relative merits of feminist arguments against the canon, and the assessment of scientific claims for evolution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761813088
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/25/1999
Series:
Association for Core Texts and Courses Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Lee is Visiting Assistant Professor in Intellectual Heritage and in English, at Temple University. Allen Speight is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Administrator for the Core Curriculum at Boston University.

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