Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research / Edition 1by J.C. Smart
Pub. Date: 04/30/2003
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
To recapitulate, Greeks differ from Independents and from the academy's value priorities, but for the most part these differences derive from antecedent charac teristics. Moreover, there are some grounds for speculating that these anteced ent differences reflect fundamental temperamental differences (extraversion and gregariousness mediated by social interaction, as opposed to interaction through ideas). Only to a limited degree does the Greek "system" appear to adversely affect the acquisition and assimilation of the academy's value priori ties; i.e., students as a whole, Greek and Independent alike, appear to become more independent, liberal, socially concerned, and culturally sophisticated by graduation. However, the Greek system's effect on the behavior of Greeks is more trou bling, an effect largely mediated by the use and abuse of alcohol and the relative absence of direct institutional supervision. Assuming the retention of the Greek system, then, the promotion of the acad emy's agenda appears dependent on (a) an understanding and accommodation of the personal characteristics of Greeks, using appropriate pedagogical meth ods to advance the academy's educational objectives, and (b) both educational and administrative/regulatory efforts to control the use and abuse of alcohol. With or without the Greek system, the advancement of the academy's agenda involves these considerations, since the characteristics of students as a whole encompass the characteristics emphasized among Greeks.
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- Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research Series, #17
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Table of Contents
1. An Unplanned Journey Into Higher Education; J.S. Stark.
2. Student Motivation And Self-Regulated Learning In The College Classroom; P.R. Pintrich, A. Zusho.
3. College Students' Degree Aspirations: A Theoretical Model And Literature Review With A Focus On African American And Latino Students; D.F. Carter.
4. Understanding And Using Efficiency And Equity Criteria In The Study Of Higher Education Policy; S.L. DesJardins.
5. The Policy Shift In State Financial Aid Programs; D.E. Heller.
6. Back To The Basics: Regression As It Should Be; C.A. Ethington, S.L. Thomas, G.R. Pike.
7. The Evolving Role Of The Community College: Policy Issues And Research Questions; K.J. Dougherty.
8. Reexamining Doctoral Student Socialization And Professional Development: Moving Beyond The Congruence And Assimilation Orientation; J.S. Antony.
9. Implementation Analysis In Higher Education; Å. Gornitzka, S. Kyvik, B. Stensaker.
10. Academic Careers For The 21st Century: More Options For New Faculty; J.M. Gappa.
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