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Excellence without a soul : how a great university forgot education

Author: Harry R Lewis
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how Harvard University, by focusing on competition for professors and financial support and a consumer model of education, has failed to live up to its primary mission of educating students to become responsible members of society.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry R Lewis
ISBN: 1586483935 9781586483937
OCLC Number: 64484776
Description: xiv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hollow excellence --
Choice and direction --
Meritocracy and citizenship --
Contact, competition, cooperation --
The eternal enigma: advising --
Why grades go up --
Evaluation is educational --
Independence, responsibility, rape --
Students and money --
College athletes and money.
Responsibility: Harry R. Lewis.
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Harry Lewis, a Harvard professor and Dean of Harvard College for eight, draws from his experience to explain how our great universities have abandoned their mission. He also evaluates the failures of  Read more...

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