Category Archives: Professional Education

Creationist “grad school” sues over Texas “science education” degree accreditation

Added August 2009: Refusing to deal with the Complaint discussed below, the judge ordered that a new complaint must be filed before the lawsuit could proceed. Click here for the ICR’s second amended complaint. =========== The Institute for Creation Research Graduate School (ICR/ICRGS) has filed a lawsuit (April 16, 2009) against the Texas Higher Education […]

teaching literature at West Point

Elizabeth Samet talked about her book Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Elizabeth Samet, English professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point details the ways she teaches literature to her students who are going to war.

Levine, Mathews on teacher ed programs

Jay Mathews’ column for The Washington Post reports various responses to Art Levine’s analysis, which is summarized in his opinion piece published today (both 10/31 columns linked here). It would be a mistake to cast Levine as an enemy of university-based teacher education.

The First Year Grad Student’s Dictionary of Educational Terms

Here is the current version of an online dictionary for first-year graduate students in education. It is developing continuously, since it is maintained on a wiki page that anyone can join in and make additions, revisions, or whatever.

Time now for a new Constitutional Convention?

Jeff Weintraub’s post Re: Jefferson, Madison, & Burke on the US Constitution includes his own comments, followed by the text of a review by Cass Sunstein in The New Republic of a book by Sanford Levinson on how the US Constitution is and has been viewed, and used, from the contrasting views of Jefferson and Madison to the present day. I think there’s a lot here (in the book, review, and commentary) that could be put to great use in social studies.