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Education without Compromise

From Chaos to Coherence in Higher Education

By (author) William D. Schaefer
Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, United States
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Published: 16th Feb 1990
Dimensions: w 160mm h 240mm d 20mm
Weight: 430g
ISBN-10: 1555421970
ISBN-13: 9781555421977
Barcode No: 9781555421977
Undergraduate programmes in colleges and universities are confused tangles of unrelated and specialized electives. Courses aimed at career preparation far outnumber those emphasizing intellectual development. As a result, our graduates are not prepared to enter a workplace where ability to change and flexibility to adapt are facts of life, nor can they become fully contributing members of a rapidly changing society. Drawing on his experience as a professor, chief academic officer, and association leader, Schaefer exposes the problems that cut across all of academia, such as student consumerism, overspecialization of disciplines, and a system that rewards esoteric publishing over good teaching. He suggests specific changes that must take place if the education of the young is to be really effective.

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