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What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts? Classroom Politics and “Bias” in Higher Education


reviewed by Dave Iasevoli — December 05, 2006

coverTitle: What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts? Classroom Politics and “Bias” in Higher Education
Author(s): Michael Bérubé
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co., New York
ISBN: 0393060373 , Pages: 288, Year: 2006
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Michael Bérubé, Professor of Literature at Pennsylvania State University, has written a book about the academe in which he fires broadsides against those arch-conservatives who would eliminate not only such movements as post-modernism, but also shut down classrooms that aim towards the opening of students’ minds. He focuses intently on his own classrooms and successfully illustrates the dialectic that revolves around the critical question for so many of us: “[T]o what extent should my own beliefs be an explicit part of my teaching?” (p. 11). Bérubé himself comes across, vividly, as an unapologetic liberal—not a member of the radical left—but this book does indeed sound defensive, as if the baseline liberty of free expression were at stake. The academe may indeed remain one of the final bastions of genuinely liberal thinkers, and Bérubé aims to keep things this way. This is a bias; he and his editors might have omitted... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 05, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12875, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 7:47:43 PM

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  • Dave Iasevoli
    CUNY Queens College
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    DAVE IASEVOLI, Ed.D., currently teaches at CUNY/Queens College, as an Assistant Professor in the English Education Program. He is developing a project that examines educational programs in New York State prisons over the past 50 years.
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