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“A decade ago the United States led the world in the number of college graduates. Today this is no longer the case. Academically Adrift raises serious questions about the quality of the academic and social experiences of college students. Armed with extensive data and comprehensive analyses, the authors provide a series of compelling solutions for how colleges can reverse the tide and renew their emphases on learning. This first-rate book demonstrates why colleges, like K–12 institutions, now more than ever require major reforms to sustain our democratic society.” (Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University)
Richard Arum is professor in the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. He is also director of the Education Research Program of the Social Science Research Council and the author of Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority in American Schools. Josipa Roksa is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.
Great book. This book gives great insight into the modern education system in America.Published 15 days ago by Trevor Tilley
The premise of the book is that a college student does not get his money's worth, academically, from attending college. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cardinalis
Not what I'd call a page-turner, but then monographs based on social science research seldom sparkle with lively prose. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dennis W. Organ
Confirms what you might have guessed!!! Good on for all parents getting ready to pay for college!Published 4 months ago by Michael L. Felmly
The findings could have been summarized in half the length of the book. It's very repetitive.Published 4 months ago by Maureen E. Reyes
If you ever had any doubt that the U.S. Higher Education system is failing our students, pick this book up. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Aaron Ludwin
Well documented report on how our colleges and universities with a few exceptions are failing to education their students - mostly because the institutions are unwilling to impose... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Twice Retired