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ERIC Number: EJ1014081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
Students Lost in a Flattened World: How Resources from the Catholic Tradition Can Help Business Students Find Their Way
Koehn, Daryl
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v32 n1 p25-40 Win 2013
"Academically Adrift," the recent study of undergraduate performance, has revealed that college students are learning little, if anything, over the course of their four years at university. This article suggests that students are academically adrift, in part, because Americans are culturally marooned between two ways to pursue happiness, neither of which is viable. A Catholic education can offer a different vision of how a person cannot merely find but, to use Aristotelian language, actualize happiness in his or her life. The Catholic tradition has resources that any professor can draw upon to begin to anchor students to some point of being on which they can build a satisfying life. At the end of the article, the author suggests concrete ways in which professors can deploy these resources within the classroom. (Contains 20 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A