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The Resource Are you smart enough? : how colleges' obsession with smartness shortchanges students, Alexander W. Astin

Are you smart enough? : how colleges' obsession with smartness shortchanges students, Alexander W. Astin

Label
Are you smart enough? : how colleges' obsession with smartness shortchanges students
Title
Are you smart enough?
Title remainder
how colleges' obsession with smartness shortchanges students
Statement of responsibility
Alexander W. Astin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the many ways in which the obsession with "being smart" distorts the life of a typical college or university, and how this obsession leads to a higher education that shortchanges the majority of students, and by extension, our society's need for an educated population. The author calls on his colleagues in higher education to return the focus to the true mission of developing the potential of each student: However "smart" they are when they get to college, both the student and the college should be able to show what they learned while there. Unfortunately, colleges and universities have embraced two very narrow definitions of smartness: the course grade and especially the standardized test. A large body of research shows that it will be very difficult for colleges to fulfill their stated mission unless they substantially broaden their conception to include student qualities such as leadership, social responsibility, honesty, empathy, and citizenship
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Astin, Alexander W
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2368
LC item number
.A88 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Educational equalization
Label
Are you smart enough? : how colleges' obsession with smartness shortchanges students, Alexander W. Astin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The higher education pecking order -- Admissions madness -- Developing smartness -- Higher education's true mission -- The challenge to engage educational equity -- Which kinds of smartness really matter? -- Faculty culture -- The core of the problem -- Is there any way out?
Control code
922914381
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9781620364475
Lccn
2015041032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
USD's Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) Library copy is located in the Copley Library Faculty Reading Room
System control number
(OCoLC)922914381
Label
Are you smart enough? : how colleges' obsession with smartness shortchanges students, Alexander W. Astin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The higher education pecking order -- Admissions madness -- Developing smartness -- Higher education's true mission -- The challenge to engage educational equity -- Which kinds of smartness really matter? -- Faculty culture -- The core of the problem -- Is there any way out?
Control code
922914381
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9781620364475
Lccn
2015041032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
USD's Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) Library copy is located in the Copley Library Faculty Reading Room
System control number
(OCoLC)922914381

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