ERIC Number: ED200069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Modern American College: Responding to the New Realities of Diverse Students and a Changing Society.
Chickering, Arthur; And Others
The challenges and reforms facing the modern American college having to deal with an increasingly diverse range of students--in terms of age, educational purposes, background and preparation, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity--are discussed. Thirteen chapters by professors in the arts, sciences, and professions discuss implications for their disciplines. In 14 other chapters, academic administrators and student personnel professionals provide a similar discussion for their specialties. Part One, Today's Students and Their Needs, offers a synthesis of basic information about the development and learning of adults, including traditional students aged 18 to 25. Its 14 chapters discuss areas such as intellectual and ego development, and learning problems the adult student faces. Part Two, Implications for Curriculum, develops the implications of research and theory examined in Part One for the curriculum; in particular, for a variety of academic disciplines and professional programs. Part Three, Consequences for Teaching, Student Services, and Administration, applies new knowledge about adults to college and university operations, including governance, instructional methods, and out-of-class activities. The introduction and conclusion serve as the foundation and closure points for theories discussed in the book. Individual authors include, among others: David A. Kolb, Robert J. Havighurst, Rita Preszler Weathersby, William G. Perry, Jr., K. Warner Schaie, Joyce Parr, Larry Friedlander, Paul Ward, Elof Axel Carlson, Dean E. Griffith, Robert J. Menges, Jerry S. Gaff, Louis Benezet, Harold L. Hodgkinson, and Jack Lindquist. (LC)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Cognitive Style, College Administration, College Role, College Students, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Diversity (Student), Educational Trends, Governance, Higher Education, Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, Professional Development, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Development, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Teacher Relationship
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94101 ($29.95).
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