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ERIC Number: EJ816781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
No Correlation: Musings on Some Myths about Quality
Ewell, Peter T.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v40 n6 p8-13 Nov-Dec 2008
For an enterprise dedicated to truth, American higher education harbors a lot of myths. Frequently advanced as unexamined propositions about "the way things work," these deeply held articles of faith within the academy unwittingly mark its core values and priorities and shape public perceptions about what is important in higher education. Meanwhile, they tend to obscure things that really are important and that individuals continue to ignore at their peril. In this article, the author explains the real deal regarding some myths that surround higher education. These myths concern the relationship between outcomes and money and the presumed connection between how difficult a college is to get into and how much learning goes inside it. (Contains 8 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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