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All the Essential Half-Truths about Higher Education von O'Brien, George Dennis (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.12.2007
  • Verlag: University of Chicago Press
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All the Essential Half-Truths about Higher Education

In this refreshing and original exploration, George Dennis O'Brien looks at higher education in America. O'Brien argues that to debate intelligently the future of education we must stop focusing on its ideals and look instead at its institutions. He does this by addressing nine half-truths, such as whether ",low cost public education benefits the least advantaged in society,", and goes on to examine how accurately they reflect the true state of higher education. The result is a thought-provoking discussion of the present challenges and future prospects of American higher education.",O'Brien's historical overview of the transition from 19th-century denominational colleges to 20th-century research-driven and largely secular ones is provocative. Cleverly written and well-focused, the book addresses the financial pressures facing higher education and asks vital questions about cutbacks and curricula.",-Publishers Weekly",Lively, engaging, and richly suggestive.", -Francis Oakley, Commonweal",O'Brien employs calm, powerful reason, without sensationalism. His perspective is illuminating. . . . All the Essential Half-Truths About Higher Education is one of the wisest and most useful treatments of American higher education.", -John Attarian, Detroit News

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.12.2007
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780226616582
    Verlag: University of Chicago Press
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