Category Archives: Schramm, Richard

Making a Difference

Robert Connor provides an overview of the latest directions of scholarship in the humanities, including multiculturalism and the growth of civil societies worldwide. Richard Schramm talks about how secondary school reform is attempting to address the needs of teachers in … Continue reading

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Innovative Learning

Benno Schmidt, Jr., former president of Yale University, discusses the Edison Project, a private educational initiative. At the time of this interview, Schmidt was a Trustee of the National Humanities Center. In the second segment [19:00] Richard Schramm, director of … Continue reading

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Working the Land

Dan Butterworth and Richard Schramm discuss Butterworth’s new book, Waiting for Rain, an account of farming in the American South. Kent Mullikin reviews Second Nature: a Gardener’s Education (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991), by Michael Pollan. 633 – Working the Land

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Cultural Conflicts; Commentary on Cultural Contests

Caribbean specialist Franklin Knight and Africanist Harold Marcus examine the effects of multiculturalism on American education.; Richard Schramm discusses multiculturalism uses and abuses in American schooling. 593 – Cultural Conflicts; Commentary on Cultural Contests

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School Days; Commentary on The Student as Hero

Joann Broadbooks, Gloria Harrell, and Barbara Ramusack participated in the National Humanities Center’s 1990 summer institutes for secondary teachers of history and literature, directed by Richard Schramm.; Robert Gingher offers commentary on The Student as Hero. 532 – School Days; … Continue reading

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Unfulfilled Promise: The Life of James Agee

According to Laurence Bergreen and Richard Schramm, the work of James Agee represents one of the unfulfilled promises of twentieth-century American literature. ¬†They approach Agee as a quintessential southern writer who represents the tensions of the southern literary renaissance. The … Continue reading

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