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Posted on 11/02/2012 12:35:28 PM PDT by Academiadotorg
This paraphrases the basic theme of the latest in a series of studies by Clemson Universitys Darren Linvill and Joseph Mazer. In short, left wing bias does not come from academic leftists, but from students too unskilled to take on faculty in debate.
According to an article scheduled to be published in Communication Education next January, Linvill and Mazer argue that if students came to college with better argumentation skills, they would be less likely to see professors as biased. Also it claims that students who enjoy arguments will defend their beliefs in class more often and be less likely to hide their ideals.
This mimics the results of a study published in College Teaching in 2011 by, again, Darren Linvill. It also attacked the ability of college students to perceive or understand left wing bias in their college classrooms.
(Excerpt) Read more at yaf.org ...
Why do, as University of Dayton professor Larry Schweikart describes, so many textbooks attack the notion that America is exceptional, or even special?
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