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The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Reaction in the American University

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Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why do professors all tend to think alike? What makes it so hard for colleges to decide which subjects should be required? Why do teachers and scholars find it so difficult to transcend the limits of their disciplines? Why, in short, are problems that should be easy for universities to solve so intractable? The answer, Louis Menand argues, is that the institutional structure and the educational philosophy of higher education have remained the same for one hundred years, while faculties and student bodies have radically changed and technology has drastically transformed the way people produce and disseminate knowledge. Sparking a long-overdue debate about the future of American education, The Marketplace of Ideas examines what professors and students—and all the rest of us—might be better off without while assessing what is worth saving in our traditional university institutions.

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According to Harvard professor Louis Menand, at a time when competition to get into and succeed in college has never been more intense, universities are providing a less useful education. In The Marketplace of Ideas, he assesses what is important in a traditional university—and what is not.

About the Author

Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400114191
Author:
Menand, Louis
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Prichard, Michael
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Narrated:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Subject:
General education.
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.3 lb
Media Run Time:
240

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