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    Peace Corps philosopher in China: Author Peter Vernezze

    Philosophy isn’t generally thought of as a cross-cultural tool, but for Peter Vernezze, who left a position as philosophy professor at a U.S. university to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in China, philosophy is exactly that.  Over the course of his two years of service in a Sichuan university, Professor Vernezze set up and took notes on philosophical chats among his students. From their...

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  • Posted on 06 Jan 2012

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    Social enterprise school: The Mycelium School's Matthew Abrams

    A unique design for education is underway in Asheville, North Carolina and it takes its model from the vegetative part of a mushroom, mycilia. Opening in 2013 the Mycelium School aims to cultivate social entrepreneurs and leaders in creating local change by enhancing social and environmental systems through a gap year educational program. In this episode, Amy Potthast chats with the Mycelium...

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  • Posted on 06 Jan 2012

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    The MSW, Part 3: Admissions, financial aid and ROI

    The Master of Social Work prepares students with the practice methods, ethical and social values, and scientific principles to work with populations-at-risk. Programs promote social and economic justice, strengths-based practice with diverse populations, and evaluation. Careers includes both direct service and organizational leadership roles in a wide array of issues. In this Idealist Grad...

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  • Posted on 17 Dec 2011

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    The MSW, Part 2: Coursework, fieldwork and certificates

    The Master of Social Work prepares students with the practice methods, ethical and social values, and scientific principles to work with populations-at-risk. Programs promote social and economic justice, strengths-based practice with diverse populations, and evaluation. Careers includes both direct service and organizational leadership roles in a wide array of issues. In this Idealist Grad...

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  • Posted on 17 Dec 2011

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    The MSW, Part 1: Degree and careers overview

    The Master of Social Work prepares students with the practice methods, ethical and social values, and scientific principles to work with populations-at-risk. Programs promote social and economic justice, strengths-based practice with diverse populations, and evaluation. Careers includes both direct service and organizational leadership roles in a wide array of issues. In this Idealist Grad...

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  • Posted on 17 Dec 2011

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