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by Charles Muscatine

Category: Politics and Government
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Charles Muscatine
ISBN: 081392815X
ISBN13: 978-0813928159
Language: English
Publisher: University of Virginia Press (August 13, 2009)
Pages: 176
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Muscatine argues that the new curriculum is better able than the old to produce good scholars and good citizens for the twenty-first century. 5 Toward a New Curriculum: COLLEGES WITH INNOVATIVE FEATURES.

Muscatine argues that the new curriculum is better able than the old to produce good scholars and good citizens for the twenty-first century. eISBN: 978-0-8139-2832-6. Subjects: Political Science. Despite the formidable obstacles, the new curriculumisslowly making its way into American colleges.

Includes bibliographical references and index

Includes bibliographical references and index. Sample course descriptions.

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Synthesizing what can be learned from an array of positive and negative experience, scholar and educational reformer Charles Muscatine, founder of Strawberry College and author of the Muscatine Report after the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley, presents a brief for refashioning.

Synthesizing what can be learned from an array of positive and negative experience, scholar and educational reformer Charles Muscatine, founder of Strawberry College and author of the Muscatine Report after the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley, presents a brief for refashioning college education in the 21st century.

Fixing College Education predicts new roles for students and faculty, redefines educational breadth and depth, and calls for deeper assessment of learning and teaching. Muscatine highlights the outstanding colleges and universities, including Harvard, Boston University’s University Professor’s Program, Evergreen State College, and Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, that have already remade their curricula successfully or adopted features like the ones he proposes

His contributions to medieval studies include Chaucer and the French Tradition: A Study in Style and Meaning (University of California Press, 1957), The Book of Geoffrey Chaucer, The Old French Fabliaux, and Poetry and Crisis in the Age of Chaucer

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Fixing college education. by Charles Muscatine. Published 2009 by University of Virginia Press in Charlottesville. An environment for learning. Faculty responsibility to students. A curriculum design for the future. Toward a new curriculum: colleges with innovative features. The new curriculum: some innovative colleges.

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Fixing College Education : A New Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century. Since his early days at the University of California, Berkeley, when he was fired for refusing to sign a loyalty oath during the Red Scare, Charles Muscatine has been a dedicated teacher and higher education reformer. Upon his reinstatement at Berkeley, he founded "Strawberry Creek College," a six-year experiment using full professors and small classes to teach lower-division students.

Since his early days at the University of California, Berkeley, when he was fired for refusing to sign a loyalty oath during the Red Scare, Charles Muscatine has been a dedicated teacher and higher education reformer. Upon his reinstatement at Berkeley, he founded "Strawberry Creek College," a six-year experiment using full professors and small classes to teach lower-division students. Drawing on this belief in undergraduate teaching, Muscatine’s new book now offers a radical new design for American college education.

Muscatine begins with the observation that the mediocre undergraduate curriculum offered by most colleges and universities today is based on outdated ideas of what should be taught and what constitutes good teaching. Although Muscatine is himself a well-established research scholar, he contends that the publish-or-perish "research religion" of college and university faculties has seriously damaged undergraduate education. He offers a clear distinction between publishable research and the scholarship necessary for good teaching. Furthermore, he recommends major changes in the education of professors, including reconsidering both the requirement of the book-length dissertation and the current organization of graduate departments.

Fixing College Education predicts new roles for students and faculty, redefines educational breadth and depth, and calls for deeper assessment of learning and teaching. Muscatine highlights the outstanding colleges and universities, including Harvard, Boston University’s University Professor’s Program, Evergreen State College, and Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, that have already remade their curricula successfully or adopted features like the ones he proposes. Muscatine argues that the new curriculum is better able than the old to produce good scholars and good citizens for the twenty-first century.

Comments to eBook Fixing College Education: A New Curriculum for the Twenty-first Century
Hugighma
Despite the fact that Charles Muscatine is one of the foremost medievalists in the country, he has written a passionate argument that narrow specialization, for both faculty and students, has virtually ruined American college education. Citing his own experience at trying to establish a college at UC Berkeley, one that would use a seminar format and a generalist approach to learning and thinking, and examining successful programs elsewhere in the U.S., he proposes a plan that is no less than thrilling to return college education to its original goal: the production of good citizens who are prepared to pursue any post-graduate interests that they desire. The book offers detailed analysis of both what is wrong and what is being successfully accomplished at a few institutions. Anyone interested in what to look for in a college must read this revolutionary and sensible book.
Brightfury
This is a rather boring book with little new information. I expected more from the late Professor Muscatine whom I had the privilege of studying under.
Mysterious Wrench
Charles Muscatine was one of the most perceptive, original and eloquent scholars of his time. His long career, which included service in World War II, resistance to the McCarthyite purge, major scholarly publication, foundational service, and superb teaching, prepared him thoroughly for this final book, which draws not only on his decades in the academy but also on his insights into human nature and American culture. Fixing College Education is a revealing exposé of the failures of current teaching methods and a forceful argument for change. It is also a rare combination of philosophy and citizenship.
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