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The Resource College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco

College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco

Label
College : what it was, is, and should be
Title
College
Title remainder
what it was, is, and should be
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Delbanco
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 offers a trenchant defense of such an education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich. In arguing for what a true college education should be, he demonstrates why making it available to as many young people as possible remains central to America's democratic promise. In this historical narrative, he explains how the idea of college arose in the colonial period from the Puritan idea of the gathered church, how it struggled to survive in the nineteenth century in the shadow of the new research universities, and how, in the twentieth century, it slowly opened its doors to women, minorities, and students from low-income families. He describes the unique strengths of America's colleges in our era of globalization and, while recognizing the growing centrality of science, technology, and vocational subjects in the curriculum, he mounts a vigorous defense of a broadly humanistic education for all. Acknowledging the serious financial, intellectual, and ethical challenges that all colleges face today, he considers what is at stake in the urgent effort to protect these venerable institutions for future generations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delbanco, Andrew
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.D455 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
Label
College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What is college for? -- Origins -- From college to university -- Who went? Who goes? Who pays? -- Brave new world -- What is to be done?
  • What is college for? -- Origins -- From college to university -- Who went, who goes, who pays? -- Brave new world -- What is to be done
Control code
757838217
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780691130736
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011039399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)757838217
Label
College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What is college for? -- Origins -- From college to university -- Who went? Who goes? Who pays? -- Brave new world -- What is to be done?
  • What is college for? -- Origins -- From college to university -- Who went, who goes, who pays? -- Brave new world -- What is to be done
Control code
757838217
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780691130736
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011039399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)757838217

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