ERIC Number: EJ628172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Measuring Academic Progress: The Course-Credit System in American Higher Education.
Altbach, Philip G.
Higher Education Policy, v14 n1 p37-44 Mar 2001
Describes the course-credit system in the United States, the standard means of measuring academic work. Discusses how the system is a means of measuring the time spent on study and not the quality of work; since the 19th century, the course-credit system has been the major "currency" in American higher education and has proven quite successful. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States