Higher Education in America

Higher Education in America

Derek Bok


greater schooling in the United States is a landmark work--a accomplished and authoritative research of the present of our schools and universities from former Harvard president Derek Bok, one of many nation's most valuable schooling specialists. Sweepingly bold in scope, this can be a deeply proficient and balanced evaluation of the various strengths in addition to the weaknesses of yankee larger schooling this present day. At a time whilst schools and universities have by no means been extra vital to the lives and possibilities of scholars or to the development and prosperity of the country, Bok offers a radical exam of the whole approach, private and non-private, from group schools and small liberal arts schools to nice universities with their learn courses and their clinical, legislations, and enterprise colleges. Drawing at the foremost experiences and knowledge, he determines which criticisms of upper schooling are unfounded or exaggerated, that are problems with actual difficulty, and what will be performed to enhance matters.

Some of the topics thought of are long-standing, reminiscent of debates over the undergraduate curriculum and matters over emerging university bills. Others are more moderen, corresponding to the increase of for-profit associations and large open on-line classes (MOOCs). extra issues contain the standard of undergraduate schooling, the stagnating degrees of school commencement, the issues of college governance, the strengths and weaknesses of graduate schooling, the surroundings for study, and the advantages and disadvantages of the pervasive festival between American faculties and universities.

Offering a unprecedented survey and evaluate of yankee greater schooling as an entire, this publication offers a high-quality foundation for a clean public dialogue approximately what the procedure is doing correct, what it must do larger, and the way the following area century can be made a interval of growth instead of decline

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