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, N.J. : Princeton University 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 9780691136189 0691136181
OCLC Number: 61456497
Description: 413 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The evolution of American colleges --
Faculty attitudes toward undergraduate education --
Purposes --
Learning to communicate --
Learning to think --
Building character --
Preparation for citizenship --
Living with diversity --
Preparing for a global society --
Acquiring broader interests --
Preparing for a career --
Improving the quality of undergraduate education.
Responsibility: Derek Bok.
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Drawing on a body of empirical evidence, this book examines how much progress college students actually make toward widely accepted goals of undergraduate education. It describes the changes that  Read more...

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Winner of the 2008 Frederic W. Ness Book Award "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 Read more...

 
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A Call for Redefining the Purpose of Higher Education

by rosyaneja (WorldCat user published 2007-06-28) Very Good Permalink
A Review by Jennifer BrittonDon’t be put off by the title – Our Underachieving Colleges is not another critique of higher education that urges return to a golden age! Derek Bok, President Emeritus and Professor of Research at Harvard University, has written a practical, thoughtful, focused book on the...
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