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15 Colleges Successfully Keeping the Great Books Alive - Best Colleges Online

15 Colleges Successfully Keeping the Great Books Alive - Best Colleges Online | Great Books | Scoop.it

Many institutions of higher learning have developed "great books" curricula that prioritize a solid grounding in the crown jewels of global human expression.


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Questions from the French Bac in Philosophy

Questions from the French Bac in Philosophy | Great Books | Scoop.it
Teachers interested in preparing students for the Common Core Standards, especially those in English related to writing, should take a …Continue reading »...

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What Iraq Can Learn from Shakespeare

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In 2008, he founded the Iraqi Theatre Company to “bring a contemporary cultural voice of unity and inclusiveness into the civic discourse in Iraq”. Monadhil says that “I think my [play] 'Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad' will be a ...
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Invitation to a Dialogue: An Excess of Testing

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A former professor of education says we should invest in fighting poverty, not more tests. Readers are invited to respond.
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Seniors College of Prince Edward Island - Blog: Search results for great books

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Harvard Crimson: Is the Canon Dead?

To illustrate his point, Keohane tells an apocryphal tale about Robert Maynard Hutchins,once chancellor of the University of Chicago and dean of the Yale law school. Reputedly, Hutchins once entertained former president William Howard Taft.

 

Thinking of Yale as left-wing, Taft said to Hutchins, "At Yale, I understand that you teach your students that all justices are fools."

 

Hutchins replied, "No, Mr. Taft, at Yale we teach our students how to find that out for themselves."


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There was an entire school run that way, I knew I had to go there.

I wound up at Shimer after 4 years at a two year college and a favorite teacher who teaches almost exclusively Great Books courses. This combination led to me taking 6 separate Great Books or Great Books-emphasis classes and doing better in them then I had in any other class I’d taken in my life.
When the transfer counselor at my school told me there was an entire school run the way Professor Richardson’s classes were taught, I knew I had to go there.
Taking as long as I did to figure myself out my seem like a waste of time, but if it hadn’t been for that time spent I might never have found Shimer or if I had I never would have thought I’d be able to succeed there.


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Great New Children's Books for 5-18 year-olds (July 2012)

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This post is my latest review of children's books. All except 1 or 2 have been published this year. They are mostly Australian authors with a few English and one Canadian. They arranged in an age appropriate order from ...

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Two Brooklyn principals take their schools to the top in reading and math scores  

Two Brooklyn principals take their schools to the top in reading and math scores   | Great Books | Scoop.it
Meet Sadie Silver and Roberta Davenport - two Brooklyn public school principals who led their students to the top of the heap in reading and math scores.
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