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Transforming Undergraduate Education

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Transforming Undergraduate Education by Harward, Donald W.; Finley, Ashley P., 9781442206748
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  • ISBN: 9781442206748 | 1442206748
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/13/2011
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Pick up any major newspaper or news magazine, and there's bound to be an article or two about the problems in higher education today. Go to the blogs, newspapers, and journals devoted to higher education, and you'll see daily debates on the direction of the Academy. There has been no lack of identification of problems.; solutions, however, have been much more elusive, which makes what Donald Harward has done all the more remarkable. He has assembled the deepest thinkers in higher education in one resource that combines theoretical considerations with analyses of fundamental issues related to learning and liberal education. This set of arguments, theories, and evidence are sufficient to encourage significant' ;transformative' ;changes in higher education. Contributors offer examples of campus initiatives that document such changes, from directional nudges to major shifts of emphases and resources. For those ready to participate in making transformative changes, Transforming Undergraduate Education provides evidence and case studies that suggest how steps can be taken and progress made. For those who are currently leading their campuses through a change in culture, the book offers support and encouragement. And for those who are pausing-looking positively but cautiously at what needs to change- and to the prospects and challenges that may be encountered, Donald Harward offers a must-read guide.

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