Orientation to College: A Reader on Becoming an Educated Person

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534264840
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Series: The Wadsworth College Success Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. INTRODUCTION: WHY GO TO COLLEGE? The Educated Person—Thomas B. Jones. What Is an Idea?—Wayne C. Booth. Joining the World—Laurent A. Daloz. Employability—Barry G. Sheckley, Lois Lamdin, and Morris T. Keeton. Thinking About How to Use This Book. PART ONE: DEVELOPING AS A PERSON. 1. EDUCATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. Erikson's Eight Stages of Life—David Elkind. The Struggle for Identity Congruence—Joseph L. White and Thomas A. Parham. A Conception of Adult Development—Daniel J. Levinson. Life Stages and Learning Interests—Rita Weathersby. Beyond Tribalism—Laurent A. Daloz. PART TWO: DEVELOPING AS A LEARNER. 2. THINKING AND LEARNING. Learning Systematically from Everyday Experience—Robert M. Smith. Exploring Learner's Assumptions—Stephen D. Brookfield. Developmental Foundations of Critical Thinking—Joanne Gainen Kurfiss. Learning to Make Reflective Judgments—Patricia M. King. Changing Concepts of Learning—Graham Gibbs. Summary. 3. LEARNING HOW TO LEARN. Your Preferred Learning Style—Arthur W. Chickering and Nancy K. Schlossberg. Competence in Self- Directed Learning—Malcolm S. Knowles. Exploring Self-Directedness in Learning—Stephen D. Brookfield. Learning Collaboratively—Robert M. Smith. Collaborative Learning—Kenneth A. Bruffee. Peak Learning: The Flow State—Ronald Gross. Summary. PART THREE: BECOMING AN EDUCATED PERSON. 4. THE PURPOSES OF COLLEGE. Two Essential Goals—Ernest L. Boyer. Creating a New Environment: A Multicultural Approach—Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. What Does Society Need from HigherEducation?—David R. Pierce. What Does Society Need from Higher Education?—Robert H. Atwell. The Educated Person: A Changing Ideal—Henry J. Perkinson. Universities and Their Function—Alfred North Whitehead. Summary. 5. EARNING A COLLEGE DEGREE. The Associate Degree—Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer. The Baccalaureate Degree: What Does It Mean? What Should It Mean?—Howard R. Bowen. The Challenge of Connecting Learning—Association of American Colleges. Summary. 6. THE ROLE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS IN A COLLEGE EDUCATION. The Liberal Studies—Carey W. Brush. The Purposes of Liberal Education—Henry Rosovsky. Beyond the Machine: Liberal Education for an Information Society—Bruce E. Strasser. Liberal Arts for the Twenty-First Century—M. Garrett Bauman. The Earthly Use of a Liberal Education—A. Bartlett Giamatti. Summary. 7. EDUCATION AND THE IDEA OF CULTURE. Cultural Literacy—Alan C. Purves. An Educated and Culturally Literate Person Must Study America's Multicultural Reality—Ronald Takaki. Multicultural Education for Freedom's Sake—James A. Banks. Multicultural Education and Empowerment—Christine Sleeter. True Multiculturalism, Setting No Boundaries—Robert Hassenger. The Campaign Against Political Correctness: What's Really at Stake—Joan Wallach Scott. The Passions of Pluralism—Maxine Greene. Summary. PART FOUR: BECOMING EMPLOYABLE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 8. EDUCATION AND WORK. Workers of the World, Get Smart—Robert B. Reich. In the Age of the Smart Machine—Shoshana Zuboff. The Future American Workplace—Joseph H. Boyett and Henry P. Conn. The Skills Employers Seek and Employees Need—Barry G. Sheckley, Lois Lamdin, and Morris T. Keeton. Liberal Education and a New Generation of Corporate Leadership—Michael Useem. Defining the Educated Professional—Joan S. Stark and Malcolm A. Lowther. Liberal Education, Work, and Human Development—Arthur W. Chickering. Summary. Bibliography. Index.(Each chapter ends with a Summary and each part ends with a Conclusion.)
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