Impostors in the Temple

A Blueprint for Improving Higher Education in America
Author: Martin Anderson
Publisher: Hoover Inst Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 265
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Impostors in the Temple, a hard-hitting, eye-opening book about the intellectual and moral decay of American universities and colleges, has been updated and expanded in this new paperback edition from the Hoover Institution Press. Martin Anderson - a former White House policy adviser to Presidents Nixon and Reagan and a member of the academic world for more than three decades - takes U.S. academics to task in this powerful book, which has been hailed for its scope and clarity. Topics include the corrupt practices now rampant in our universities: how professors have abandoned the classroom, turning over much of their teaching responsibilities to unqualified students, and how intellectual standards, in both grading and research, have sunk to new lows. Anderson offers a bold blueprint for restoring the intellectual integrity of American universities, one that would allow them to achieve the greatness they are capable of. He concludes on an optimistic note, pointing out that many of our elite universities have recognized the seriousness of the intellectual declines that took place during the 1970s and 1980s and are beginning, quietly and slowly, to clean their academic houses.

In the Name of Education


Author: Jonas E. Alexis
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600347606
Category: Poetry
Page: 411
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Alexis convincingly examines the crisis in education from a Christian perspective. (Social Issues)

Ethics in Education


Author: David E. W. Fenner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815330882
Category: Education
Page: 346
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ph.D. Trap Revisited


Author: Wilfred Cude
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1550023454
Category: Education
Page: 333
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This book lays bare the faults of the Ph.D. program, showing that in most disciplines it is savage, mechanical, and cruel.

The Questions of Tenure


Author: Richard Chait
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674029348
Category: Education
Page: 352
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To some, tenure is essential to academic freedom and a magnet to recruit and retain top-flight faculty. To others, it is an impediment to professorial accountability and a constraint on institutional flexibility and finances. But beyond anecdote and opinion, what do we really know about how tenure works? In this unique book, Richard Chait and his colleagues offer the results of their research on key empirical questions. Are there circumstances under which faculty might voluntarily relinquish tenure? When might new faculty actually prefer non-tenure track positions? Does the absence of tenure mean the absence of shared governance? Why have some colleges abandoned tenure while others have adopted it? Answers to these and other questions come from careful studies of institutions that mirror the American academy: research universities and liberal arts colleges, including both highly selective and less prestigious schools. The questions of tenure offers vivid pictures of academic subcultures. Chait and his colleagues conclude that context counts so much that no single tenure system exists.

Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation/Master's Thesis in Two Semesters or Less


Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461648440
Category: Education
Page: 158
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A long-term bestseller, this book is a pragmatic step-by-step guide to completing you dissertation or thesis during two semesters, in fifty workdays or less. It covers advisor and topic selection, proposal development, data collection and organization, available assistance, writing, and defense. The author demystifies the process and provides you with essential guidance through the rites of passage that are an integral part of completing your degree.

The Three Impostors


Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486166724
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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A bustling suburb appears normal and cheerful, but nothing is really as it seems. For in this world of impostors, conspiracies combine with dark forces to veil a once-ordinary community in a cloud of mystery.

Ring of Intrigue


Author: Jane Fancher
Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780886777197
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
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The three Rhomandi brothers attempt to unify their strife-torn families and thus ensure the security of the Rhomatum Syndicate of Nodes, but their satellite worlds are threatened by an impending war with Mauritum. Original.

Impostors


Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760636959
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 400
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Frey was raised to take a bullet. She's the body double for her twin sister Rafia - the precious heir of the first family of Shreve - and her existence is a closely guarded secret. So while Rafi was schooled in poise and diplomacy, Frey was drilled in weapons and combat. Her purpose: to protect her sister from their tyrannical father's many enemies. When Frey is sent in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious business deal, she becomes the perfect impostor - as elegant and charming as her sister. But Col Palafox, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As layers of deceit peel away, can Frey become her own person, and risk everything in a rebellion? Master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a brilliant new series set in the world of his bestselling Uglies series.

Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins


Author: Richard Farson,Ralph Keyes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743254422
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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Success in today's business economy demands nonstop innovation. But fancy buzzwords, facile lip service, and simplistic formulas are not the answer. Only an entirely new mindset -- a new attitude toward success and failure -- can transform managers' thinking, according to Richard Farson, author of the bestseller Management of the Absurd, and Ralph Keyes, author of the pathbreaking Chancing It: Why We Take Risks, in this provocative new work. According to Farson and Keyes, the key to this new attitude lies in taking risks. In a rapidly changing economy, managers will confront at least as much failure as success. Does that mean they'll have failed? Only by their grandfathers' definition of failure. Both success and failure are steps toward achievement, say the authors. After all, Coca-Cola's renaissance grew directly out of its New Coke debacle, and severe financial distress forced IBM to completely reinvent itself. Wise leaders accept their setbacks as necessary footsteps on the path toward success. They also know that the best way to fall behind in a shifting economy is to rely on what's worked in the past -- as when once-innovative companies like Xerox and Polaroid relied too heavily on formulas that had grown obsolete. By contrast, companies such as GE and 3M have remained vibrant by encouraging innovators, even when they suffered setbacks. In their stunning new book, Farson and Keyes call this enlightened approach "productive mistake-making." Rather than reward success and penalize failure, they propose that managers focus on what can be learned from both. Paradoxically, the authors argue, the less we chase success and flee from failure, the more likely we are to genuinely succeed. Best of all, they have written a little jewel of a book, packed with fresh insights, blessedly brief, and to the point.

Among the Hidden


Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689848070
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

In the Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom


Author: Franz Harmann
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787303747
Category:
Page: 96
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1890 Containing the history of the true and the false Rosicrucians with an introduction into the mysteries of the Hermetic Philosophy and an appendix containing the principles of the Yoga Philosophy of the Rosicrucians and Alchemists.

Excellence Without a Soul

Does Liberal Education Have a Future?
Author: Harry Lewis
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1586485377
Category: Education
Page: 320
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America's great research universities are the envy of the world—and none more so than Harvard. Never before has the competition for excellence been fiercer. But while striving to be unsurpassed in the quality of its faculty and students, Universities have forgotten that the fundamental purpose of undergraduate education is to turn young people into adults who will take responsibility for society. In Excellence Without a Soul, Harry Lewis, a Harvard professor for more than thirty years and Dean of Harvard College for eight, draws from his experience to explain how our great universities have abandoned their mission. Harvard is unique; it is the richest, oldest, most powerful university in America, and so it has set many standards, for better or worse. Lewis evaluates the failures of this grand institution—from the hot button issue of grade inflation to the recent controversy over Harvard's handling of date rape cases—and makes an impassioned argument for change. The loss of purpose in America's great colleges is not inconsequential. Harvard, Yale, Stanford—these places drive American education, on which so much of our future depends. It is time to ask whether they are doing the job we want them to do.

Revelation


Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
Category: Bibles
Page: 64
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.