The Real World of College by Howard Gardner audiobook

The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be

By Wendy Fischman  and Howard Gardner
Narrated by Robin Siegerman

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212058377

  • ISBN: 9798212058360

  • ISBN: 9798212058384

Runtime: 10.87 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Educational
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For The Real World of College, Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner analyzed in-depth interviews with more than 2,000 students, alumni, faculty, administrators, parents, trustees, and others, which were conducted at ten institutions ranging from highly selective liberal arts colleges to less-selective state schools. Their findings challenged characterizations in the media: students are not preoccupied by political correctness, free speech, or even the cost of college. They are most concerned about their GPA and their resumes; they see jobs and earning potential as more important than learning. Many face mental health challenges, fear that they don't belong, and feel a deep sense of alienation. Given this daily reality for students, has higher education lost its way?

Fischman and Gardner, both recognized authorities on education and learning, argue that higher education in the United States has lost sight of its principal reason for existing: to increase what Fischman and Gardner call "higher education capital"—to help students think well and broadly, express themselves clearly, explore new areas, and be open to possible transformations. Fischman and Gardner offer cogent recommendations for how every college can become a community of learners who are open to change as thinkers, citizens, and human beings.

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Author Bio: Howard Gardner

Author Bio: Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and senior director of Harvard Project Zero. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-one honorary degrees, he is the author of more than twenty books, including Multiple Intelligences, Changing Minds, Intelligence Reframed, and Five Minds for the Future. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Author Bio: Wendy Fischman

Author Bio: Wendy Fischman

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Educational
Runtime: 10.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English