Our underachieving colleges : a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Our underachieving colleges : a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more

Author: Derek Curtis Bok
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Curtis Bok
ISBN: 0691125961 9780691125961
OCLC Number: 615060724
Description: 429 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 CHAPTER 1: The Evolution of American Colleges 11 CHAPTER 2: Faculty Attitudes toward Undergraduate Education 31 CHAPTER 3: Purposes 58 CHAPTER 4: Learning to Communicate 82 CHAPTER 5: Learning to Think 109 CHAPTER 6: Building Character 146 CHAPTER 7: Preparation for Citizenship 172 CHAPTER 8: Living with Diversity 194 CHAPTER 9: Preparing for a Global Society 225 CHAPTER 10: Acquiring Broader Interests 255 CHAPTER 11: Preparing for a Career 281 CHAPTER 12: Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education 310 Notes 345 Index 395
Responsibility: Derek Bok.
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Drawing on a large body of empirical evidence, this book examines how much progress college students actually make toward widely accepted goals of undergraduate education. The conclusions are  Read more...

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In the Bok view, American colleges and universities are victims of their own success: they answer to so many constituencies and are expected to serve so many ends that no one can agree on even a few Read more...

 
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