Low Definition in Higher Education By Lyell Asher

Every year for nearly a decade, I’ve assigned Anna Karenina to students enrolled in my course on the novel. At more than 800 pages, Tolstoy’s saga can invite hurried reading, so a lot of class time is spent applying the brakes: “Not so fast.” “How do you know that?” “What’s it look like from her point of view?” There’s a useful speed bump in that famous first line: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In its own way. Don’t assume you know who these people are, Tolstoy cautions, however familiar they may seem.

The book then proceeds to earn that caution, for what follows is a fantastic braid of self-deceptions, mistakes, and misunderstandings, all of which we see (as the characters themselves never can) from Tolstoy’s skybox of omniscience. The knowledge we’re exposed to can often seem too much—not just to take in, but to bear. Karenin’s solemn, impassive reaction to Anna’s tearful declaration of love for Vronsky, for example, seems initially to confirm Anna’s description of her husband as a mechanical functionary for whom time is a schedule and life a series of kept appointments. Only later do we learn that the dead look on Karenin’s face conceals a man so fully alive to his wife’s tears that he had to will himself inert so as not to fall apart. As happens so often in the book, just when we think we finally understand someone, Tolstoy drops a more powerful lens into the scope, or shifts its viewing angle, and we’re bewildered all over again.

Învățământul doctoral – o schiță de reformă

Tot urmărind subiectul plagiatelor am scris o schiță de reformă a domeniului. Citiți dacă vă preocupă subiectul.  Link aici



Closed Minds on Campus by John H. McWhorter


The problem is that the university campus is already one of the most exquisitely racially sensitized contexts a human being will ever encounter in America—a place where, for example, comedians such as Chris Rock have stopped performing because audiences are so P.C. In what way exactly will further workshops, teach-ins and classes on “racial sensitivity” create real change? Many students have already gone through these types of programs (as I mentioned in a short piece I wrote for the European edition of Politico last week), but the call for more of them suggests their insufficiency in the eyes of the protesters.

Since the 1980s, anyone familiar with the college campus scene knows that in private moments, undergraduates of all colors tend to wryly dismiss the “diversity” workshops they had to attend at the start of freshman year as hollow exercises. No one on record has created a program or method on “racial sensitivity” that would do a better job and transform minds in a new way. “Racial awareness training”—the words resonate. But these programs are now eons old. More of these programs would be like thinking a car will run better with more gasoline.

Programul Primul Ghiozdan- program pentru educație

Domnu Johannis, care spuneți că prioritatea dumneavoastra este educația,

Domnu Ponta, care spuneți că prioritatea dumneavoastră este educația,

Am o idee, pentru că observ că de fapt nu faceți nimic concret.

Ambele partide, PNL și PSD, cât au fost la guvernare, au fost mai puțin interesațe de educație și mai mult de alte programe de succes, cum ar fi Programul Prima Casă și Programul Prima Mașină.

Domnu Johannis, domnu Ponta, poate încercați să cooperați pentru un nou și important, Progam Primul Ghizodan.

Este un program simplu, în trei pași, cu un obiectiv simplu: toți elevii din clasa I primesc gratis un ghiozdan cu rechizite școlare.

Etapele programului

1. Parinții își înscrie copiii în clasa I-a.

2. Inspectoratele întocmesc o listă și Ministerul Educație face o centralizare.

3. Primul ministru și șeful opoziției susțin în Parlament o suplimentare a fondurilor pentru livrarea ghiozdanelor la deschiderea anului.

Hai că se poate !