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Product NameWhat Is College For? The Public Purpose Of Higher Education
LanguageEnglish
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AuthorEllen Condliffe Lagemann, Harry Lewis
Page Count176
BindingPaperback
Published11/18/2011
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long Description''In the face of much handwringing over higher education in America today, this eclectic set of essays offers an engaging call to sustain core values like civic education, the liberal arts, intellectual community and not pandering to fake science, even as a hugely different population with very different needs and desires fills college classrooms.'' -- Karen Arenson, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and former New York Times reporter and editor


''What Is College For? makes a powerful, compelling case for the civic purpose of higher education and provides sensible strategies for renewing and strengthening that purpose. At a time when education for profit often undermines education for the public good, Lagemann and Lewis have made a much-needed contribution to our understanding, as well as our ability to work effectively to fulfill the democratic mission of America's colleges and universities.'' -- Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania


''A distinguished group of scholars offers wise, crisp, and occasionally heretical analyses of an often-ignored question: Why is the quality and direction of higher education a matter of public purpose that demands public examination? Lagemann and Lewis offer us a combination of exposition and provocation that is required reading for educators unafraid of asking Why.'' -- Lee S. Shulman, President Emeritus, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University


CONTENTS:

Introduction

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann and Harry Lewis

1. Renewing the Civic Mission of American Higher Education

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann and Harry Lewis

2. Science, Enlightenment, and Intellectual Tensions in Higher Education

Douglas Taylor

3. Liberated Consumers and the Liberal Arts College

Elaine Tuttle Hansen

4. The Other 75%: College Education Beyond the Elite

Paul Attewell and David E. Lavin

5. Professional Education: Aligning Knowledge, Expertise, and Public Purpose

William M. Sullivan

6. Graduate Education: The Nerve Center of Higher Education

Catharine R. Stimpson




At a time when higher education attendance has never felt more mandatory for career success and economic growth, the distinguished contributors to this provocative collection ask readers to consider the civic mission of higher education as equally vital to the nation's well-being. Should higher education serve a greater public interest? In what ways should colleges and universities be asked to participate in public controversies? What should we expect institutions of higher education to contribute to the development of honesty and ethical judgment in the civic sphere? What should colleges do to foster greater intellectual curiosity and aesthetic appreciation in their students and communities, and why is this important for all Americans?
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