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Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis
Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis James Cote, Anton L. Allahar 0802091822 9780802091826 The present state of the university is a difficult issue to comprehend for anyone outside of the education system. If we are to
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Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis by James Cote, Anton L. Allahar

The present state of the university is a difficult issue to comprehend for anyone outside of the education system. If we are to believe common government reports that changes in policy are somehow making life easier for university graduates, we cannot help but believe that things are going right and are getting better in our universities. Ivory Tower Bluesgives a decidedly different picture, examining this optimistic attitude as it impacts upon professors, students, and administrators in charge of the education system.Ivory Tower Bluesis a frank account of the contemporary university, drawing on the authorsA? own research and personal experiences, as well as on input from students, colleagues, and administrators. James E. C?t?? and Anton L. Allahar offer an insiderA?s account of the university system, an accurate, alternative view to that overwhelmingly presented to the general public. Throughout, the authors argue that fewer and fewer students are experiencing their university education in ways expected by their parents and the public. The majority of students are hampered by insufficient preparation at the secondary school level, lack of personal motivation, and disillusionment. Contrary to popular opinion, there is no administrative or governmental procedure in place to maintain standards of education.Ivory Tower Bluesis an in-depth look at the crisis facing Canadian and American universities, the factors that are precipitating the situation, and the long-term impact this crisis will have on the quality of higher education.

Author: James Cote, Anton L. Allahar

Language: English

Edition: First Trade

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Publication Date: 2007-05-26

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ISBN: 0802091822


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