As Long As You're Having a Good Time: A History of Johnston College, 1969-1979

As Long As You're Having a Good Time: A History of Johnston College, 1969-1979


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As Long As You're Having a Good Time: A History of Johnston College, 1969-1979 by Bill McDonald, Kevin O'Neill

For an exciting ten year period Johnston College at the University of Redlands was a locus of innovative education in the United States. Along with institutions such as hampshire, UC Santa Cruz and Fair haven, Johnston College pioneered work in student-centered learning using academic contracts, affective education, narrative evaluations rather than letter grades, and a host of other innovations. Our narrative history chronicles the rise, fall, and rebirth of this academic community's journey. The book concentrates on the founding and the closing of the College, and its transformation into the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, which continues to prosper at the University. It explores the educational practices, alternative teaching and learning, instructive failures, cultural complexity, and rites of passage that made it so successful, and so difficult to sustain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412009461
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2003
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bill McDonald joined the Johnston College faculty in the fall of 1969 as aFaculty Fellow in literature. He's now also a Professor of English at the University of Redlands (since 1981), and holds the Virginia Hunsaker Chair in Teaching. For the English department he teaches courses in British and European modernism, "Joyce's Ulysses", "Dostoevsky," and courses featuring intertextuality; in the Johnston Center he designs courses with students, including "The Ancient Greeks" (also with Kevin O'Neill), "The History of Love," "Wine and Opera," and many other interdisciplinary seminars. His most recent book: "Thomas Mann's 'Joseph and his Brothers': Writing, Performance, and the Politics of Loyalty" (Camden House, 1999).

Kevin O'Neill. Educated at Georgetown and Yale, Kevin joined the JohnstonCollege faculty in August of 1969, where he teaches philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities. He teaches the same subjects now in the main university, where he is a Professor of Philosophy and a recipient of the Mortarboard "Professor of the Year" honor. In the department he teaches courses in ethics, 19th century philosophy, American philosophy, and Existentialism. His repertoire of Johnston courses includes "Construction and Deconstruction of the Self." His current research projects and publications center on death, both in the history of philosophy and in its representations in 19th century America.

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