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245 pages ; 24 cm
"A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be--but aren't--providing"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
PWR-1JPA-02
Book
xi, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • College cultures and student learning
  • Origins and trajectories
  • Pathways through colleges adrift
  • Channeling student energies toward learning
  • A mandate for reform.
In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor's degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they're born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by "Academically Adrift": are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year. According to their analysis of more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions, forty-five percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills - including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing - during their first two years of college. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they will come as no surprise - instead, they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list. Academically Adrift holds sobering lessons for students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and parents - all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture. Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts, but Arum and Roksa's report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us all.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226028552 20160605
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
PWR-1JPA-02
Book
x, 283 p. ; 25 cm
  • What I learned about school reform
  • Hijacked! : how the standards movement turned into the testing movement
  • The transformation of District 2
  • Lessons from San Diego
  • The business model in New York City
  • NCLB : measure and punish
  • Choice : the story of an idea
  • The trouble with accountability
  • What would Mrs. Ratliff do?
  • The billionaire boys' club
  • Lessons learned.
Award-winning author, public intellectual, and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch critiques a lifetime's worth of school reforms and reveals the simple--yet difficult--truth about how we can create actual change in public schools.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-112-01, CSRE-112X-01, EDUC-112-01, EDUC-212-01, SOC-129X-01, SOC-229X-01, PWR-1JPA-02
Book
211 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
PWR-1JPA-02
Book
xi, 209 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
PWR-1JPA-02