Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research / Edition 1

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research / Edition 1

by J.C. Smart
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402012322

ISBN-13: 9781402012327

Pub. Date: 09/30/2003

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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402012327
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Series:
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research Series, #18
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
733
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

1Life under construction : autoethnography of a researcher1
2Mandated openness and higher-education governance : policy, theoretical, and analytic perspectives39
3Studying college access and choice : a proposed conceptual model99
4The study of academic careers : looking back, looking forward159
5Institutions of academic governance and institutional theory : a framework for further research213
6To use or not to use theory : is that the question?283
7Crossborder education : an analytical framework for program and provider mobility345
8Preparing the professoriate of the future : graduate student socialization for faculty roles397
9Using data mining to analyze large data sets in higher education research : an example of prediction with NSOPF : 99457
10Toward strategic ambiguity : antidote to managerialism in governance491
11The political economy of international student flows : patterns, ideas, and propositions545
12Social capital and the racial stratification of college opportunity591

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