Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation (Paperback)Ben Wildavsky (editor)
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The inspiration for this timely book is the pressing need for fresh ideas and innovations in U.S. higher education. At the heart of the volume is the realisation that higher education must evolve in fundamental ways if it is to respond to changing professional, economic, and technological circumstances, and if it is to successfully reach and prepare a vast population of students-traditional and non-traditional alike-for success in the coming decades.
This collection of provocative articles by leading scholars, writers, innovators, and university administrators examines the current higher education environment and its chronic resistance to change; the rise of for-profit universities; the potential future role of community colleges in a significantly revised higher education realm; and the emergence of online learning as a means to reshape teaching and learning and to reach new consumers of higher education.
Combining trenchant critiques of current conditions with thought-provoking analyses of possible reforms and new directions, Reinventing Higher Education is an ambitious exploration of possible future directions for revitalised American colleges and universities.
Publisher: Harvard Educational Publishing Group
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
U.S. higher education is both enormously successful and essential to our future, yet it is endlessly frustrating for its lack of innovation and ruthlessly rising costs. This important volume tackles the conundrums that surround this most conservative of enterprises and points the way toward improvements in the educational performance of our colleges and universities. Essential reading for both those within and outside the academy. David W. Breneman, University Professor and Newton and Rita Meyers Professor in Economics of Education, University of Virginia
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