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College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (The William G. Bowen Series)

By: Dekbanco, Andrew

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691158297

ISBN: 0691158290

Condition: USED


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 arguing for what a tr... View more info