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ISBN: 0691130736 / ISBN-13: 9780691130736

College: What it Was, is, and Should be

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  • College: What it Was, is, and Should be (Princeton University Press) – Hardcover (2012)
    by Andrew Delbanco

    College: What it Was, is, and Should be

    Hardcover, Princeton University Press
    2012
    248 pages

    ISBN: 0691130736
    ISBN-13: 9780691130736

    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 ... Show more

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