Areas which are especially subject to academic politics which eventually
skews the content of coursework. Generally these are areas which have
overriding significance (in the eyes of academics) which require (in their
eyes) that students be indoctrinated in a certain perspective. To give an
egegious example, a Chinese history student on the mainland. But it goes
beyond that sort of situation to include anyone who absorbs knowledge the
content of which is subject to political process.
The area I remember from my college experience was the behaviorist
orientation of psychology.
From: Timwi <timwi(a)gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 02:29:18 +0000
Subject: [Wikipedia-l] Re: why an average person would wish to ruin a good
Fred Bauder wrote:
You're changing the subject. Which is that an
excellent article written by a
knowledgable person which CONFORMS TO THE ACCEPTED CANON OF KNOWLEDGE can be
trashed back to the level of what the average users remember from their
Can you provide a hypothetical example? What sort of pieces of knowledge
would an average college student tend to trash?
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