Friday, March 21, 2014

"What is College For?" Chosen as CHE Book Club first selection

The Chronicle of Higher Education has started a book club – a scheduled and paced group reading of a different book every month, with online discussion and an online chat with the authors. The editors proposed four books about higher education for the first book to be discussed, and my book with Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, What is College For? The Public Purpose of Higher Education, won the balloting. The format for the reading is presented here, and I certainly hope we can schedule an online chat about the book in April.

I have been thinking about public purposes as I watch what is happening to liberal education in Asia and the US …

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