Diana Lea, managing editor for OLDAE, Oxford University Press, said: "The number of students studying academic subjects
in English is growing every year.
But they are not core academic subjects
. A system that weights subjects in terms of their usefulness might be controversial, but it should be progressed if we are to produce students with the skills the country needs.
Conversely, it makes sense that general educators who are considered highly qualified in a core academic subject
would be similarly highly qualified in the pedagogy of teaching that content to students with diverse learning needs, such as students with learning disabilities.
The truth is that NCLB included the arts as a core academic subject
because of their importance to a child's education.
Hospitality, if not quite standard in core curricula, shows up as an academic subject
in a mixed bag of contexts: Jacques Derrida devoted numerous seminars to the topic; the University of Nevada at Las Vegas confers Ph.D.s in the business of being hospitable; and Peter Kubelka, while a professor at Frankfurt's Stadelschule in the '80s and '90s, celebrated hospitality in his famous cooking classes.
Princeton University Press publishes professional, scholarly, and general interest titles spanning more than 40 academic subject
Theology or religion must be taught as an academic subject
without proselytizing, and academic freedom must be observed.
For white and Hispanic students, no academic subject
other than the basics is a priority; African-American students, however, give many academic subjects
somewhat higher ratings.
In "Feminism and Feminist History," the engaging, ingenuous, and frustrating apologia that introduces this collection, the author touches on successive stages: (1) transforming a political movement into an academic subject
; (2) collectively "putting women back into the historical picture"; (3) encountering unresolved conflicts--between equality and distinctiveness--in modern feminism; (4) addressing "the psychological dimension"; (5) coming to terms with Foucault; (6) dealing with the challenge of the black feminists; (7) coping with the assumptions of post-structuralism.
Philosophy loses its value when it is regarded as an underrated academic subject
one can study as opposed to an activity that both guides and constitutes a meaningful life.