Education


Visit the library to explore a wide range of books relating to the latest issues and conversations in education today.

Find these materials and more in our New Arrivals Collection on the library’s upper level and in the new and growing Teaching and Learning Collection, located on the first floor of the Bond House.

Edited by Regan A.R. Gurung and Loreto R. Prieto

Format: print

Location: New Arrivals Collection – Library Upper Level

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Description from PublicAffairs Books
“How do we educate our students about cultural diversity and cultural differences, and eliminate cultural ignorance, stereotyping, and prejudice? What are the conceptual issues involved in reaching this goal? How can we integrate these perspectives in disciplinary and diversity courses, and the curriculum?This book is a resource for answering these questions.” Read more…

By Harry R. Lewis

Format: print

Location: New Arrivals Collection – Library Upper Level

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Author Biography from Harvard University

Q&A with the Author from Washington Post

Description from PublicAffairs Books
“America’s great research universities are the envy of the world—and none more so than Harvard. Never before has the competition for excellence been fiercer. But while striving to be unsurpassed in the quality of its faculty and students, Universities have forgotten that the fundamental purpose of undergraduate education is to turn young people into adults who will take responsibility for society. In Excellence Without a Soul, Harry Lewis, a Harvard professor for more than thirty years and Dean of Harvard College for eight, draws from his experience to explain how our great universities have abandoned their mission.” Read more…

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The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal

By Mark C. Taylor

Format: print

Location: New Arrivals Collection – Library Upper Level

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Wall Street Journal Book Review

Author Presentation at Columbia University (video)

Description from Neal-Schuman
“In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor—chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College—expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely controversial 2009 New York Times op-ed. His suggestions for the ivory tower are both thought-provoking and rigorous: End tenure. Restructure departments to encourage greater cooperation among existing disciplines. Emphasize teaching rather than increasingly rarefied research. And bring that teaching to new domains, using emergent online networks to connect students worldwide.” Read more…

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