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College : what it was, is, and should be

Author: Andrew Delbanco
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience, an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers, is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. In this work, the author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Delbanco
ISBN: 9780691130736 0691130736
OCLC Number: 757838217
Awards: Winner of O.L. Davis Jr. AATC Outstanding Book in Education Award 2013
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013
Commended for PROSE Awards: Education 2012
Description: xiv, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What is college for? --
Origins --
From college to university --
Who went? Who goes? Who pays? --
Brave new world --
What is to be done?
Responsibility: Andrew Delbanco.
Local System Bib Number:
423978

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