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By Ira Harkavy, Bill M. Donovan

The query that animates quantity, sixteenth within the Service-Learning within the Disciplines sequence, is: Why attach service-learning to heritage classes? The participants solution that question in several methods and illustrate and spotlight a variety of ancient ways and interpretations. All agree, even if, that they do their jobs larger as lecturers (and every now and then as researchers) via enticing their scholars in service-learning. an attractive learn with a compelling case for the significance of historical past and the way service-learning can enhance the historian’s craft.

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5, 30-36; and "Rationing Higher Education: Why College Isn't for Everyone," The New York Times, Aug. 31,1997, Section E. 16. The information on these questions is vast. For two articles on this topic see "High-Cost Private Colleges Want Congress to Raise Limits on Student Borrowing" and a following article on Wesleyan University, whose 1997 seniors taking loans average $18,000 in debt, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 5, 1997, pp. A42-A44. 17. Jaroslav Pelikan (1992) replaces the centrality of place Newman gave to teaching with research and publication.

CIRP is sponsored by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute and the American Council on Education. Surveys of freshmen began in 1966. Since then, CIRP has introduced follow-up surveys and faculty surveys. The state of Maryland, for example, has instituted a 20-hour community service requirement for its public high school students. 10. The September 1997 issue of Perspectiues contains one article titled "The Politics of Labels: A New Attack on the Smithsonian," which quotes one critic complaining of "the staples of cutting edge 'academic' research - smirking irony, cultural relativism, celebration of putative victims, facile attacks on science ...

In his inaugural address, Low also echoed Francis Bacon's proposition that the purpose of scholarship is service for the betterment of humanity: Consider for a moment the significance to the college of a great city about it. First of all, it means for everyone of us that there is no such thing as the world of letters apart from the world of men. There are such things, undoubtedly, as most unworldly scholars, men oftentimes "of whom the world is not worthy," but such scholars are never made except out of men who see humanity, as in a vision, ever beckoning from behind their books.

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