Academe should avoid politicizing educational attainment (opinion) | Inside Higher Ed
Musa al-Gharbi warns of the dangers of politicizing educational attainment.
"[the highly educated] tend to be more prejudiced than most against those who seem to think differently than they do -- and often look down on those with less education." Essay by
“compared to the general public, cognitively sophisticated (well-educated) voters are much more likely to form their positions on issues based on partisan cues of what they are "supposed”to think in virtue of their identity as Democrats, Republicans, etc”
“[T]hose with higher education levels and academic aptitude (college GPA) tend to be less attuned than most to ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty and limitations in their own knowledge -- and less prone to innovative or creative thinking.”
¿Más educación implica más capacidad para aceptar que tus ideas políticas están equivocadas cuando la realidad te ofrece pruebas de ello? Al contrario: cuanta más formación tiene la gente, menos probable es que cambien sus opiniones ante la realidad.
“It may be emotionally satisfying for academics and intellectuals to disparage or patronize the less educated and their political allegiances, but this condescension is unearned.”
Academe should avoid politicizing educational attainment (opinion)
Educational attainment is being politicized, especially in the US, UK, Canada, and France.
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John Paul Wright
Higher levels of education are associated with higher levels of motivated reasoning. In this excellent essay,
illustrates why this is a problem and how it leads academics into a false sense of security. Worth the read!
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Many educated ppl think the political preferences of others are driven by prejudices, emotions, superstition, dogma & ignorance, but their positions are shaped by logic & facts.
Dr Christian Vaccaro
Academe should avoid politicizing educational attainment (opinion by Musa al-Gharbi, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in sociology at Columbia University)
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