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‘The Heart of Higher Education’

By Scott Jaschik

While many college faculty members and administrators are focused on budget cuts or research agendas, Parker J. Palmer and Arthur Zajonc have issued a call to return to what they think matters the most: teaching, and teaching in an “integrative” way that moves past individual disciplines. Their appeal comes in a new book, The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal (Jossey-Bass). Palmer is best known for his book The Courage to Teach. Zajonc is professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Zajonc and Palmer responded to questions about their new book.

Continued at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/08/interview_with_authors_of_the_heart_of_higher_education

Visit the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education at: http://www.acmhe.org/

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