Education Innovation Series

Doing Liberal Arts Education

The Global Case Studies

Editors: Nishimura, Mikiko, Sasao, Toshiaki (Eds.)

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  • Provides unique and innovative case studies from liberal arts colleges around the world
  • Reviews present and future challenges faced by liberal arts colleges and higher education in the global age
  • Offers practical and strategic models and guidelines for liberal arts colleges and beyond
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This book examines and shares concrete and specific strategies and policies for doing liberal arts education in a wide range of contexts. It deepens readers’ understanding of the processes of adopting interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to the development and teaching of liberal arts courses, integrating diversity and inclusion in policies and practices of liberal arts education, and institutionalizing evidence-based policy making. Moreover, it provides educators and policymakers with practical guidelines on how to incorporate core values of liberal arts education.

About the authors

Mikiko Nishimura is a Professor of Sociology of Education at International Christian University. Her research interests include education reforms and policies, community participation and accountability in education, school choice, and gender in education. She has been involved in project formulation, implementation, and evaluation for education and poverty alleviation in various countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Her recent co-edited books include: Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia: Possibilities and Challenges in the Global Age (Springer); Comparative Analysis on Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda (Sense Publishers); and Gender and International Educational Development (Fukumura Shuppan, Inc.).

Toshiaki Sasao is a Professor of Psychology, Education, and Peace Studies at International Christian University. Dr. Sasao has a long record of teaching and research in social and community psychology, and social justice issues focusing on the well-being of community, family, workplace and school ecologies in the United States, Poland, Korea, and Japan. Dr. Sasao served as a researcher and consultant to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and continues to serve as an editor and reviewer for several professional journals around the world. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Sasao’s recent publications and translations include: APA Handbook of Community Psychology (APA), Handbook of Community Psychology (University of Tokyo Press); Substance Abuse and Gang Violence (Sage); Understanding and Dealing with Violence: A Multicultural Approach (Teachers College); International Community Psychology: History and Possibilities (Springer); Empowerment Evaluation (Kazama Shobo Books); and Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia: Possibilities and Challenges in the Global Age (Springer).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Liberal Arts Education: Changes, Challenges, and Choices

    Pages 1-4

    Nishimura, Mikiko (et al.)

  • The Core Curriculum: An Analysis of Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia, North America, and Europe

    Pages 7-19

    Jung, Insung (et al.)

  • Implementing “Week 7” at Yale-NUS College, Singapore: A Pedagogical Experiment Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

    Pages 21-29

    Khoo, Hoon Eng (et al.)

  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Leadership Education: The Case of FLAME University, India

    Pages 31-43

    Kudtarkar, Santosh Kumar

  • Theme-Based Teaching and Interdisciplinary Learning: A Case Study at Amsterdam University College, the Netherlands

    Pages 47-59

    de Waard, Marco

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doing Liberal Arts Education
Book Subtitle
The Global Case Studies
Editors
  • Mikiko Nishimura
  • Toshiaki Sasao
Series Title
Education Innovation Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2877-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2877-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2876-3
Series ISSN
2211-4874
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 231
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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