A New Agenda for Higher Education: Shaping a Life of the Mind for Practice (Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

A New Agenda for Higher Education: Shaping a Life of the Mind for Practice (Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

By: William M. Sullivan (author), Matthew S. Rosin (author), Lee S. Shulman (foreword_author), Gary D. Fenstermacher (foreword_author)Hardback

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In A New Agenda for Higher Education, the authors endorse higher educationa??s utility for enhancing the practical as well as intellectual dimensions of life by developing a third, different conception of educational purpose. Based on The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching seminar that brought together educators from six professional fields with faculty from the liberal arts and sciences, A New Agenda for Higher Education proposes an educational aim of a??practical reason,a?? focusing on the interdependence of liberal education and professional training.

About Author

William M. Sullivan is codirector of the Carnegie Foundation's Preparation for the Professions Program. He is the author of Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America and coauthor of Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law and Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Matthew S. Rosin is author of Obsoleting Culture and was formerly a research scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is currently a senior research associate at EdSource, an independent and impartial educational policy research agency that clarifies K 12 policy issues in California.


Foreword viiLee S. Shulman and Gary D. Fenstermacher Preface xv Acknowledgments xxvii About the Authors xxix Introduction 1 1. Partners in the Field: Part One 25Elliot N. Dorff, Arthur S. Elstein, and Barbara S. Stengel 2. Partners in the Field: Part Two 46Gary Lee Downey, Daisy Hurst Floyd, and William C. Spohn 3. A Narrative of the Seminar 73 4. Practical Reason as an Educational Agenda 93 Conclusion: Taking Formative Action 127 Appendix One: Partner Syllabi 145 Hessel Bouma III, Human Biology, Calvin College Elliot N. Dorff, Issues in Jewish Ethics, American Jewish University Gary Lee Downey and Juan Lucena, Engineering Cultures, Virginia Tech and Colorado School of Mines Daisy Hurst Floyd, Advanced Legal Ethics: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in Legal Life, Mercer University School of Law Allen S. Hammond IV, Contracts, Santa Clara University School of Law Robert McGinn, Ethical Issues in Engineering, Stanford University Timothy Murphy and Michele Oberman, Selected Cases from Ethics and Law, University of Illinois College of Medicine William C. Spohn, Scripture and the Moral Life, Santa Clara University Barbara S. Stengel, Foundations of Modern Education, Millersville University Appendix Two: Seminar Assignments 215 Assignment for Session One, September 2002 Assignment for Session Two, January 2003 Syllabus Narrative Writing Assignment, Summer 2003 Assignment for Session Three, November 2003 Follow-Up Reflection Questions, January 2004 References 229

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  • ISBN13: 9780470257579
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780470257579
  • weight: 466
  • ISBN10: 0470257571

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