|aWhat is college for? :|bthe public purpose of higher education /|cedited by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Harry Lewis.
|aNew York :|bTeachers College Press,|cc2012.
|avii, 168 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction / Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Harry Lewis -- Renewing the civic mission of American higher education / Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Harry Lewis -- Science, enlightenment, and intellectual tensions in higher education / Douglas Taylor -- Liberated consumers and the liberal arts college / Elaine Tuttle Hansen -- The other 75%: college education beyond the elite / Paul Attewell, David E. Lavin -- Professional education: aligning knowledge, expertise, and public purpose / William M. Sullivan -- Graduate education: The nerve center of higher education / Catharine R. Stimpson.
|aEducation, Higher|xAims and objectives|zUnited States.
|aEducation, Higher|xSocial aspects|zUnited States.
At a time when higher education attendance has never felt more mandatory for career success and economic growth, the distinguished contributors to this provocative collection ask readers to consider the civic mission of higher education as ...