Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research / Edition 1by J.C. Smart
Pub. Date: 09/12/2005
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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Table of Contents
1 A Serendipitous Search for a Career in Higher Education; Marvin W. Peterson. 2 Professors as Knowledge Workers in the New, Global Economy; Gary Rhoades. 3 Contrasting Perspectives on Higher Education Governance in the Arab States; Andre Elias Mazawi. 4 Are Students Really Rational? The Development of Rational Thought and Its Application to Student Choice; Stephen L. DesJardins. 5 Investments in Human Capital: Sources of Variation in the Return to College Quality; Scott L. Thomas. 6 The Causes and Consequences of Public College Tuition Inflation; Michael Mumper. 7 Perceived (Academic) Control and Scholastic Attainment in Higher Education; Raymond P. Perry. 8 Cluster Analysis in Higher Education Research; Carl J. Huberty. 9 Ideas of a University, Faculty Governance, and Governmentality; Susan Talburt. 10 College Environments and Climates: Assessments and Their Theoretical Assumptions; Leonard L. Baird. 11 For-Profit Degree Granting Colleges; Carol Everly Floyd. Contents of Previous Volumes. Subject Index. Author Index.
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