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We're Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education

Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh
Format
Book
Published
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780230339828 (hardback), 0230339824 (hardback), 9780230339835 (paperback), 0230339832 (paperback)
Summary
"America is being held back by the quality and quantity of learning in college. This is a true educational emergency! Many college graduates cannot think critically, write effectively, solve problems, understand complex issues, or meet employers' expectations. We are losing our minds--and endangering our social, economic, and scientific leadership. Critics say higher education costs too much and should be more efficient but the real problem is value, not cost--financial "solutions" alone won't work. In this book, Hersh and Keeling argue that the only solution--making learning the highest priority in college--demands fundamental change throughout higher education"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Higher education without higher learning
  • Judging college quality
  • The developmental basis of higher learning
  • The neuroscience of learning
  • Assessment of higher learning
  • More is not better, better is more: a framework for rethinking American higher education
  • Talk of change is not change: rethinking American higher education.
Description
viii, 205 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper wrappers. Gift of the Office of the President, 2012.
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