Columbia Goes Global: The Next 50 Years
Is GED Online Accredited?

Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:11 am by tylordavid

You have to be more careful now to get into any online program, only spend your money after confirming the credibility of any online program from your local educational departments. There are some institutions which provide High School online test but you should check the credibility of that program too before registering yourself in it, So GED Online Test is not real but GED test preparation can …

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What is a "global education?"

Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:04 am by rth2102

A global education - we all aspire to it. As teachers want to provide it, as students to receive it. We associate with "global education" all that desirable: the ideal of responsible "global citizens" capable to think (and act) both local and global, the values of tolerance and diversity, and visions of leadership for the challenges ahead.

What does "global …

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State Approved High School Diploma

Sat May 26, 2012 9:05 am by raisaboniifacio

We provide all of the advantages of a traditional high school without the social, safety and academic concerns. You can rest assured that Stanley High School will provide you with a superior education that prepares you for college and your professional career. When you enroll in Stanley, you get quality homeschooling online.

We are dedicated to seeing you succeed in education and we are willing …

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From The Inside Looking Out

Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:46 pm by Mark Stothers

First Thought:

How many of these facts are new to you?

Second Thought:

There might be a lot more to know about America's closest geographic neighbor. Imagine the opportunity across an ocean.

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Humanities and professional teaching

Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:31 pm by es

What should be the respective share of humanities and professional teaching in the Core?

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What is a "global education?"

Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:42 am by Erica Kassman

A global education is not necessarily a set of facts or courses. As has already been said, it is a sense of open-mindedness, a willingly to acknowledge other possibility, to let the mind go beyond the present setting and to imagine other ways and other peoples. The culture in which you are raised, for better of for worse, endows you with a certain view of the world and how to operate in it. But …

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How are education and service connected?

Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:16 pm by kristykelly

Columbia University has a longstanding history of community service and engagement. Service learning opportunities ideally allow students to connect classroom instruction with community activities to enhance reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. How do these connections change when learning or working "globally"?

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What University....

Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:59 pm by Mark Stothers

... is this picture from?

... and where is it located?

(scroll down for answer)

Would you have guessed - Tsinghua, the leading science/tech school in

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Engineering versus liberal arts: Who is right?

Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:14 pm by zhangchunjie

The following link offers an interesting view. Please feel free to comment.’s-right—bill-or-steve/

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1 Humanities and professional teaching on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:31 pm

What should be the respective share of humanities and professional teaching in the Core?

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2 Public speaking/ social skills on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:18 pm

I think there's a lot of merit to a full liberal arts education because it gets you to think on a higher level and out of the box. That being said, there are practical and technical skills students need to know when searching for jobs. When I was applying for finance interviews, the general sentiment from recruiters is that they'd rather take Wharton and NYU Stern kids over Columbia because they are taught classes in their finance major, which Columbia only offers economics. Columbia's new Financial Econ major is a step in the right direction, but I feel that the course selection is still a bit lacking. More access to Business school courses would be great.

Also, I think that Columbia should add a class to the CORE requirements (maybe a semester or half of one) in public speaking and professional presentation. Although Columbia students are brilliant academically, their intelligence is not always get conveyed properly. Social skills are just as if not more important than book smarts.

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3 essential skills and practical knowledge on Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:26 pm

The beauty of a liberal arts education in the United States, at Columbia in particular, is that it allows you to explore many of your interests, to sample different subjects and kinds of classes, and still graduate with a practical and well-renowned degree.
A liberal arts education, with a focus on the humanities is not professional school, nor should it be. In my opinion, the undergraduate years are a time for intellectual and social development before committing to a specific field--something you study in graduate school or on a job.
The kind of training you receive from an open education in non-pre-professional majors is far more meaningful because it affects the way you see the world and approach subjects, problems, people, and, yes, jobs.
I for one am glad that I studied Comparative Literature and Society because it gave me the freedom to study French and Spanish, to take courses in history, humanities, art, philosophy, literature, with a little bit of math and science for good measure.
What am I going to do with this vast array of knowledge?
I am going to go to law school where my ability to analyze, to read critically, to write papers of varying length, to communicate in multiple languages, and to problem solve will be shaped in a "professional" way. I think I gained more as an individual than I would have if I was merely "pre-law" Furthermore, I for one was not ready to career track myself until the later portion of my college career.
It is precisely the open possibility of studying in the humanities that prepared me to take steps toward what may be called by professional training, but without the skills acquired in my humanities program, I would not be adequately prepared to study law.
While I certainly think that humanities programs need to offer pre-professional advising in order to help students tailor their humanities experience to the field they might be considering, I do not think it is the place for explicit professional training. I also think that you can learn skills like public speaking through presentations and seminars that require participation. For example, in my Latin American Humanities class, each student had to study and prepare to present on various sub-topics and to give short presentations on various countries. In seminars, I have been cold-called and asked to give my opinion on complex readings. It is this "real life" practice that has honed these very practical skills.

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