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Technology Education from the Academic Rationalist Theoretical Perspective Thomas Erekson The purpose for this article is to explore technology education from the perspective of the academic rationalist.
Academic rationalism includes the perspective that knowledge can be created and the systems for disciplined inquiry are an integral part of the theoretical rationale.
Academic rationalism is founded on the premise of recognized disciplines which organize curriculum around conceptions of knowledge.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/JTE/v3n2/ascii/erekson.jte-v3n2   (2916 words)

 SAF: The Academic Bill of Rights
Therefore, academic freedom is most likely to thrive in an environment of intellectual diversity that protects and fosters independence of thought and speech.
Academic freedom consists in protecting the intellectual independence of professors, researchers and students in the pursuit of knowledge and the expression of ideas from interference by legislators or authorities within the institution itself.
Academic institutions and professional societies formed to advance knowledge within an area of research, maintain the integrity of the research process, and organize the professional lives of related researchers serve as indispensable venues within which scholars circulate research findings and debate their interpretation.
www.studentsforacademicfreedom.org /abor.html   (772 words)

 College Reading and Study Skills/Academic Reading Online Chapter 0 -- AR Preface   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The text describes seven academic thought patterns that are commonly used in various disciplines to organize and structure ideas.
Part 2, "Academic Reading Strategies," is concerned with recognizing patterns of general academic thought, learning from textbooks, reading graphics, reading online sources, using writing to learn, and approaching research, reference, and collateral assignments.
To build students' interest and enthusiasm for each academic discipline in Part 3, a "Why Study (name of discipline)?" section was added to each of these chapters.
occawlonline.pearsoned.com /bookbind/pubbooks/mcwhorter2_awl/chapter0/custom7/deluxe-content.html   (1234 words)

 Journal of Technology Education - Volume 3, Number 2
Academic rationalism is described by Hirst and Peters (1974) as follows: Academic rationalism, among the several curriculum orientations, is the one with the longest history.
Theoretical Perspective - Technology as a Discipline Bruner (1960) proposed that curriculum organization and design be based on the structure of the academic disciplines.
McNeil (1981) also indicates that recognized scholars in a field or discipline are the ones who select the goals and the content of the curriculum.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/JTE/v3n2/html/erekson.html   (2896 words)

 OSU2007 efffects on Disciplines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
First, although academic freedom is often viewed in terms of the individual faculty member, this principle becomes clearer if extended to the academic disciplines.
Some of these disciplines will be eliminated from campus, others will be merged and lose their identity and autonomy, and others will simply be reduced and marginalized.
Departments and their represented disciplines consist of a set of coherent subfields, integrated in terms of general conceptual/communicative framework inherent within the particular discipline (as well as in terms of shared social and motivational goals).
oregonstate.edu /~derrybdo/aaup2007disciplineshtm.htm   (1380 words)

 List of academic disciplines - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An academic discipline is a branch of knowledge which is formally taught, either at the university, or via some other such method.
Functionally, disciplines are usually defined and recognised by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies to which their practitioners belong.
Each discipline usually has several sub-disciplines and distinguishing lines are often both arbitrary and ambiguous.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /list_of_academic_disciplines.htm   (232 words)

 GPC Academic Assessment- Plan for Assessing Student Success   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Coordinating Dean's responsibility is to aid in communication between the various constituencies, facilitate discipline coordination, monitor the activities of the discipline group and advise as appropriate.
Discipline committee structures with course based committee membership rather than campus based representation on the Executive Committee will determine the rotation of members that best serves the discipline as long as faculty members serve two-year terms with ½ the membership rotating each year.
Disciplines with Executive Committee membership that is course based will determine the rotation schedule, for the first year, which meets the needs of the discipline as long as half of the members rotate off in Spring 2001.
www.gpc.edu /~ctl/aa/plan_11.html   (954 words)

 Questioning Academic Discourse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harris (1989), for example, argues that academic disciplines are not as coherent and well-defined as some of us think and suggests that these disciplines ought to be viewed as "polyglot," as a system whereby "competing beliefs and practices" overlap and intersect (p.20).
I can't tell my students whether academic discourse means using lots of structural signposts or leaving them out, bringing in their feelings and personal reactions or leaving them out, giving evidence from the poet's life for interpretations or leaving them out, referring to the class, gender, and school of other interpreters or leaving them out.
Yet another exploration of academic work was undertaken by Wendy Schoener (1992) at the University of Massachusetts at Boston because she was dissatisfied by the underconceptualized ways in which academic discourse had been treated in textbooks and in some of the literature on teaching English for academic purposes.
education.nyu.edu /teachlearn/ifte/zamel2.htm   (3926 words)

 NCRVE MDS-1193 - Chapter 2: A View from the Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the academic curriculum still holds sway in most educational institutions, there are signs that sharp boundaries within the academic disciplines and even between academic and vocational programs are beginning to blur.
Within academic curricula, for example, we see a growing number of interdisciplinary courses that either blend separate academic strands (e.g., English and social studies) or reflect a more integrated approach to a subject matter (e.g., integrated science courses, which combine biological and physical sciences or "systems").
Similarly, within academic disciplines, there is interest in creating curricula that emphasize application or "doing" in addition to "knowing." These shifts within academic disciplines seem to be occurring apart from any outside pressure; rather, they are changes that educators within each subject matter area see as valuable or necessary improvements.
vocserve.berkeley.edu /Abstracts/MDS-1193/MDS-1193-Definin.html   (675 words)

 ASU 1997-1999 Bulletin, page 136   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If only two academic disciplines are selected, the course work and the advanced semester credit hours must be equally divided between the disciplines.
If four academic disciplines are selected, at least 12 semester credit hours must be taken from each of the academic disciplines selected.
If three or four disciplines are selected, the advanced semester hour requirement in residence may be waived by the University for transfer students in one of the disciplines.
www.angelo.edu /publications/catalog9799/136.htm   (317 words)

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At the same time, local academic senates gained the sole authority to recommend to their boards of trustees the discipline or disciplines into which each course in their college’s curriculum was placed.
The Academic Senate has published papers to help faculty and others understand the minimum qualifications for hire for faculty, the processes by which equivalencies for the minimum qualifications are established (“Equivalencies to the Minimum Qualifications,” spring, 1999), and how courses are placed within disciplines (“Placement of Courses within Disciplines” spring, 1994).
The curriculum committee, usually an academic senate committee (see Title 5, §55002 (a) (1) for required academic senate primacy), is where the process of assigning a course to a discipline (or disciplines) occurs.
www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us /Events/sessions/spring04/AppendixC.doc   (4163 words)

 Academic Disciplines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Holland's theory--at its core a person-environment fit theory--assumes that there are six personality types and six analogous academic environments and that the educational persistence, satisfaction, and achievement of students are a function of the congruence or "fit" between students and their academic environments.
Applying Holland's theory to distinctive clusters of academic disciplines, the authors have found that the answers to such fundamental questions as those asked above emanate from a basic understanding of the influences of academic disciplines and the manner by which they shape the patterns of thought and behavior of both college students and faculty.
Academic Disciplines will benefit researchers and graduate students who study college students and faculty, as well as administrators and policymakers responsible for the performance of colleges and universities.
www.vanderbilt.edu /vupress/smart.html   (430 words)

 Journal of College Student Development: Academic Disciplines: Holland's Theory and the Study of College Students and ...
Academic Disciplines: Holland's Theory and the Study of College Students and Faculty John C. Smart, Kenneth A. Feldman, and Corinna A. Ethington Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2000, 277 pages, $39.95 (hardcover).
The first assumption is labeled the selfselection assumption: students and faculty choose academic environments compatible with their personality types.
The authors characterize the second assumption as the socialization assumption: faculty in different environments reinforce and reward different patterns of thought and action, and longitudinal patterns of change in college students are dependent upon their academic environments.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3752/is_200309/ai_n9258750   (986 words)

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Given the impossibility of including the full spectrum of academic disciplines (the omission of the natural sciences is immediately apparent), the decision was made to select two disciplines from the humanities, two from the social sciences.
Literature and philosophy were chosen as the representative disciplines in the first category; economics and political science in the second.
In each group, one discipline was chosen for its intellectual unity and tight professional control over the last half century; this appears to have been the situation in economics and philosophy.
www.rpi.edu /~woodhe/docs/other/americ1.txt   (1436 words)

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Following that early, somewhat negative experience, a committee of faculty and administrators undertook the task of reshaping academic discipline review into a process that would highlight both the positive aspects and the needs of the academic programs/disciplines, with the primary goal being to continuously improve the quality of the offerings.
This discipline assessment process would provide for approximately one-fourth of the disciplines being reviewed each year for four years; the fifth year would be used to review the process and to determine modifications for the next cycle.
The disciplines for each school are defined by the school dean and the discipline faculty in order to most effectively review the entire curriculum.
www.swc.cc.ca.us /Pdfs/ProgramReviewProceduresGuide.doc   (6498 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Academic Tribes and Territories: Intellectual Enquiry and the Cultures of Disciplines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Academic Tribes and Territories maps academic knowledge and explores the diverse characteristics of those who inhabit and cultivate it.
Fundamental changes in the nature of higher education and in the academic's role are reviewed and their significance for academic cultures is assessed.
The first edition of this book, published over a decade ago, mapped the territory of academic knowledge at the time and traced the links between the academic disciplines into which that knowledge had coalesced and the cultures of the academics engaged in them.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/033520628X?v=glance   (1050 words)

 Section 2, Rationale for Move to Discipline-Based Academic Units   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In order for UTSA to move to the next level of academic excellence the Committee on University Restructuring recommends a major academic restructuring based on the need for increased visibility and identity for academic disciplines and groups of related disciplines.
The current academic structure limits the ability of many disciplines to grow and achieve the next level of academic excellence.
However, many faculty feel that the current academic structure needs to be changed because it impedes a discipline's ability to respond effectively to the community, it creates difficulties in attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, and is a hindrance to achieving new levels of excellence.
www.utsa.edu /gov/univrestructuring/rationale.html   (800 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: How the Ford Foundation Created Women's Studies by Kimberly Schuld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The concept is that every discipline, every administrative function and every pedagogy was designed by an oppressive patriarchy and must be reformed.
Women’s studies and its advocates are a clear and present danger to academic freedom and legitimate scholarship.
She wrote, “Ouchings and mass therapy are more the norm than the exception in academic feminism.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12271   (2038 words)

To know your discipline is the first requirement for membership in the academic community at its advanced levels.
We believe in the disciplines-- that is, the institution does and we accept that.
We know that university life is dominated by the disciplines because universities and the people at them are forever struggling with how to create "inter-disciplinary" experiences and "cross-disciplinary" course work.
www.bloggercon.org /2004/10/06   (637 words)

 LSCI100 - Introduction to Information Research - Lesson 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To be a good researcher, one must have a basic understanding of how the academic world organizes knowledge.
Scholarly work is divided into areas of inquiry known as academic disciplines.
When doing research, it is important to know which academic discipline is likely to cover your topic.
www.smccd.net /accounts/skylib/lsci100/lesson2_1.htm   (134 words)

 Graduate College Career Services Office - Academic Jobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Searching for and landing an academic teaching job is somewhat different from looking for a job in the corporate or not-for-profit sectors.
Available positions are posted in specialized scholarly periodicals, application materials are usually different and specific to academic disciplines, and the screening and interview process differs from those outside academe.
Practices vary widely by discipline, and common protocols in one field of study may be unheard of within another.
www.grad.uiuc.edu /CareerServices/AcademicJobs/AcademicJobsHome.html   (191 words)

 Academic Disciplines Q-Z   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since speech is the primary means of communication, the speech discipline strives to develop and enhance this faculty in each student.
According to the student's expressed interests and academic talents, each entering student is paired with a carefully-selected faculty mentor.
Academic progress is monitored closely and students receive personal advisement.
www.sunyrockland.edu /courses/acad_q-z.htm   (1939 words)

 The Concept of Language in the Academic Disciplines, European-American Young Scholars' Summer Institutes, 2003-2004, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
its co-opting by the emerging discipline of linguistics and the repercussions of this development for the discourses of academic disciplinarity from the 19th to the 21st century.
In the second summer the institute will focus on the current discourse of the academic disciplines represented by the institute participants and the concepts of language that underlie those fields of study.
Since every academic discipline rests fundamentally on one or more concepts of language, the institute will not restrict the possible list.
www.nhc.rtp.nc.us /yssi/concept.htm   (403 words)

 Book Review: Writing in the Academic Disciplines: A Curricular History (2nd ed.), by Russell
In his remarkably well-researched and rigorously scholarly Writing in the Academic Disciplines: A Curricular History, David R. Russell explores, as Elaine P. Maimon notes in her foreword, “the meaning and purpose of liberal education in a democratic society” (x).
As long as writing instruction is shunted off to the margin, taught by virtually enslaved teaching assistants and poorly paid English adjuncts, the academic disciplines themselves can avoid, as Russell notes, “the rhetorical nature of their work and thus the responsibility to articulate or systematically teach their discourse” (30).
In a section titled “The Disciplines Enter the Information Age,” he discusses the academic disciplines’ love-hate affair with the essay examination and the disciplines’ problematic and uneasy relationship to those intellectual hurdles and rites of passage known as the thesis and the dissertation (243).
www.writingproject.org /cs/nwpp/lpt/nwpr/874   (743 words)

 PrawfsBlawg: Blogs and Academic Disciplines
The more that blogging can displace an academic discipline, the less that discipline can be said to resemble the "real" work of a university professor.
This could happen either by publication on the blog of shorter and less nuanced versions of full-blown academic work, or by commentary that connects serious academic work with current events (Brad DeLong's blog and Dan Drezner's blog are nice examples of the latter).
As legal academics work out the relationship between blogging and other scholarly activities, both the topics we study and the methods we use will change.
prawfsblawg.blogs.com /prawfsblawg/2005/07/blogs_and_acade.html   (757 words)

 Palmer College of Chiropractic, Academics, Departments
Basic Sciences comprise approximately 99 of the 308 credit hours (about one third) of the curriculum, which is equivalent to 1,485 contact hours.
Faculty members hold academic degrees appropriate to their respective disciplines.
The Chiropractic Science faculty of Palmer College are recognized as among the finest in all of chiropractic education.
www.palmer.edu /PCC_Academics/depts/depts.htm   (551 words)

 The Landscape of Academic Disciplines. What do you want to study. Select a career. Antonio Gutierrez
The Landscape of Academic Disciplines is a random landscape of terms about a branch of knowledge which is formally taught, either at the university, or via some other such method.
Functionally, disciplines are usually defined and recognized by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies to which their practitioners belong.
Most academic departments are organized around an academic discipline.
agutie.homestead.com /files/Landscape/landscape_academic_disciplines_1.htm   (199 words)

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