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ERIC Number: EJ791228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
What Matters to Alexander Astin? A Conversation with Higher Education's Senior Scholar
About Campus, v8 n5 p11-18 Nov-Dec 2003
Since the mid-1960s, the work of Alexander Astin--Allan M. Cartter Professor of Higher Education at the University of California-Los Angeles and director of the Higher Education Research Institute--has served as both bellwether for and mirror of the American college and university system. He was there to study and shed light on the student protests during the sixties, is now exploring the current movement to bring spirituality to higher education, and has addressed pretty much everything in between. If it matters to higher education--be it issues of access, equality, involvement, and values embedded in educational policies--it has probably mattered to Alexander Astin. In this talk with Charles Schroeder, Astin touches on many of the issues that involved higher education, sharing the deeply held convictions he has developed over nearly half a century of work. In this interview, Astin mostly talked about the need for higher education to focus more on the spiritual and value development of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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