Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More - New Edition
Princeton University Press, 28.02.2009 - 440 Seiten
Drawing on a large body of empirical evidence, former Harvard President Derek Bok examines how much progress college students actually make toward widely accepted goals of undergraduate education. His conclusions are sobering. Although most students make gains in many important respects, they improve much less than they should in such important areas as writing, critical thinking, quantitative skills, and moral reasoning. Large majorities of college seniors do not feel that they have made substantial progress in speaking a foreign language, acquiring cultural and aesthetic interests, or learning what they need to know to become active and informed citizens. Overall, despite their vastly increased resources, more powerful technology, and hundreds of new courses, colleges cannot be confident that students are learning more than they did fifty years ago.
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A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More - New Edition Derek Bok ... Education, Higher—Aims and objectives—United States. 2. Academic achievement—United States. I. Title. LB2322.2.
A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More - New Edition Derek Bok ... As public schools came under heavy assault, old university hands predicted that higher education would eventually suffer the same ...
A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More - New Edition Derek Bok ... Over the past half century they have come to take their preeminence for granted, while higher education in other advanced ...
In view of these developments, neither American students nor our universities, nor the nation itself, can afford to take for granted the quality of higher education and the teaching and learning it provides. To be sure, professors and ...
Critics may reply that students are not affirming undergraduate education in its current form but are merely ... Princetons, Harvards, and Yales—the percentages of contented graduates are even higher, and alumni support their alma ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - frisbeeguy49 - LibraryThing
In this book, Derek Bok does an incredible job of laying out the shortcomings in undergraduate education. However, he does this without failing to acknowledge the good being achieved. As a former ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - jgrann - LibraryThing
Offers a condensed, but still interesting, review of higher education as an industry - focusing on the evolving purpose of higher education and public expectations. Reviews current state of teaching ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
4 Learning to Communicate
5 Learning to Think
6 Building Character
7 Preparation for Citizenship
9 Preparing for a Global Society
10 Acquiring Broader Interests
11 Preparing for a Career
12 Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
8 Living with Diversity