education

Murphy’s Open Letter: Employment options for Humanities and Language Graduates

February 4, 2009

An Open Letter to Graduate Students of English and Foreign Languages Sean Murphy on what may become known as Murphy’s law on employment in the Humanities. He doesn’t present a rosy picture but he does present a realistic view. Veritas vos liberabit The State of the Humanities Scott Jaschik’s article from Jan 7, 2009 on […]

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Quote of the Week: On the Philosophy of Education

February 3, 2009

Welcome back to the series of quotes on the Philosophy of Education. This time I thought i would present some quotes by some controversial figures. I found these quotes interesting, in part because I would be likely to dismiss the ideas because of the messengers, but i am reminded to be slow to pass judgment. […]

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Passion, Vocation, Calling, and Finding a Job You Actually Like

January 25, 2009

The difficult and sometimes sticky matter of the matter of ones vocation or calling surrounds me. sometimes the matter of Guidance, insofar as it relates to God, is so confused with the idea of “job satisfaction,” and “self-fulfillment,” and the discussion so laden with theological assumptions about how God “speaks” to us that it is […]

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The Purpose of Education: John Piper

January 22, 2009

Many of the recent Quotes of the Week have been about Education and teaching. John Piper presents some of his ideas about education and particularly those things that he sees as the aims of education in a post on his Desiring God website and blog pointed out to me by JT. He provides the following […]

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ChristianColleges.com’s Top 100 Theology Blogs: Part 2 (General Theology)

January 20, 2009

The second part of my review series on Christiancolleges.com’s Top 100 list. The first post explaining some of the background to the list can be found here. As an update to my comments about the source of the list, with the assistance of some fellow bloggers, I’d like to share with you the following information: […]

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Quote of the Week: On the Philosophy of Education

January 14, 2009

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these gave only life, those the art of living well. – Aristotle, In Education ..for the object of education is to teach us to love beauty.– Plato But in truth I know nothing about the philosophy of education except this: that the […]

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On Hannah More and Speaking Truth to Power: Part 1

January 12, 2009

In order for society to be evolving with positive ends it is always necessary for citizens to speak truth to power. Hannah More had some interesting friends. Some of them were very powerful. They were not powerful in the way many of the power brokers in today’s world, but as leaders in society, business, government, […]

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Huge discounts from the Teaching Company

January 12, 2009

JT at Between Two Worlds has a link to a great offer this month from the The Teaching Company that I had to share with you (even though I am trying to refrain from posting on weekends). The course, Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft is a series on 24 lectures (30 minutes each) […]

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Living while being a Graduate Student

January 9, 2009

Strangely enough, or not so much if you are one, LIVING can sometimes seem like something just out of your reach as a graduate Student. Existing feels more like what life looks like – enduring, persevering, struggling. So how we reconcile the demands on our time and energy with a big picture perspective… Hillary Lum […]

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Other observations from MLA

January 5, 2009

The general consensus from this year’s MLA (attended by approximately 8500) was that jobs are scarce and the academy is putting increasing demands on tenure and non tenure track faculty alike. Overnight Bowling Green University has announced that it has “let go” 43 non tenured salaried staff. They will lose their jobs at the end […]

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