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The Resource College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco ; with a new afterword by the author

College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco ; with a new afterword by the author

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 ; with a new afterword by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
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 College, prominent cultural critic Andrew Delbanco offers a trenchant defense of such an education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich. In describing 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 a brisk and vivid historical narrative, Delbanco 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, Delbanco considers what is at stake in the urgent effort to protect these venerable institutions for future generations. In a new afterword, Delbanco responds to recent developments--both ominous and promising--in the changing landscape of higher education
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delbanco, Andrew
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.D455 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • United States
Label
College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco ; with a new afterword by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866144
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400866144
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  • 22573/ctt9tj017
  • 45f22530-39f7-4394-bee1-ae6e964bd7d9
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn896116746
  • (OCoLC)896116746
Label
College : what it was, is, and should be, Andrew Delbanco ; with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866144
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400866144
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt9tj017
  • 45f22530-39f7-4394-bee1-ae6e964bd7d9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn896116746
  • (OCoLC)896116746

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