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Author: Carol M. Allen,William B. Allen
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Title: Habits of Mind: Fostering Access and Excellence in Higher Education
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Publisher: Transaction Publishers; 1 edition (June 15, 2003)
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Habits of Mind: Fostering Access and Excellence in Higher Education by Carol M. Allen,William B. Allen



Personal Name: Allen, W. B. (William Barclay), 1944-. Publication, Distribution, et. New Brunswick, . Transaction Publishers, (c)2003. Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-241) and index.

William B. Allen Carol M. Allen. Transaction Publishers New Brunswick (. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The thirteen and a half months this project lasted produced a number of initiatives aimed at a comprehensive reform of higher education in Virginia.

Habits of Mind maintains that the fact that almost everyone now goes to college need not be seen as an obstacle to excellence in education. Some critics have insisted that college is not for everyone, but William B. Allen and Carol Allen assert that the college diploma has rightly become as much the norm in this century as the high school diploma was during the twentieth century. Accordingly, it is essential that higher education remains true to its deepest purpose: the cultivation of proficient humanity.

The goal of higher education as described by Allen and Allen is based on a curriculum of study for a proficient humanity characterized by excellence in judgement. The authors have presented a refreshing treatise on the values of education, respect for working toward a more civilized society, acknowledgement of human diginity and the need for more moral and fair treatment within our society. Higher education is positioned to contribute to these lofty ideals and is described very well in this book. Alton L. Taylor, University of Virginia.

By Carol M. Allen;William B. Behavior of brain keeps that the truth that nearly every person now is going to school needn't be visible as a drawback to excellence in schooling. a few critics have insisted that faculty isn't for everybody, yet William B. Allen and Carol Allen assert that the varsity degree has rightly turn into as a lot the norm during this century because. The authors see the major to this objective because the improvement of judgment, or ''habits of mind. behavior of brain are some distance and away the main influential determinants of human behavior, and nowhere are they extra profoundly formed than in associations of upper schooling. in addition, liberal schooling has confirmed optimal during this venture. The authors difficult at the objective of upper schooling and establish the executive hindrances to attaining its target. Allen and Carol M. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2003. They challenge myths surrounding the six competing trends that contribute to this loss and urge higher education professionals to reexamine the arguments by viewing many goals as complementary rather than competing. They further challenge professionals to rethink educational policies to obtain these ends.

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View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Habits of Mind maintains that the fact that almost everyone now goes to college need not be seen as an obstacle to excellence in education. This volume will be of interest to faculty and students in higher education programs, nation and state public policymakers, legislative and academic leaders, and a general public concerned about the cost and value of a college education. Published: Sep 20, 2017. Publisher: Taylor and Francis.

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Let the Advice Be Good: A Defense of Madison’s Democratic Nationalism (University Press of America), 1994. a b c d William B. Allen, PhD Yorktown University. a b Sara Hebel: "Virginia's Higher-Education Chief Bows Out After 13 Tumultuous Months", Chronicles for Higher Education, August 13, 1999.

Habits of Mind maintains that the fact that almost everyone now goes to college need not be seen as an obstacle to excellence in education. Some critics have insisted that college is not for everyone, but William B. Allen and Carol Allen assert that the college diploma has rightly become as much the norm in this century as the high school diploma was during the twentieth century. Accordingly, it is essential that higher education remains true to its deepest purpose: the cultivation of proficient humanity. The authors see the key to this goal as the development of judgment, or "habits of mind." Habits of mind are far and away the most influential determinants of human conduct, and nowhere are they more profoundly shaped than in institutions of higher education. Furthermore, liberal education has proven most effective in this undertaking.

The authors elaborate on the purpose of higher education and identify the chief obstacles to achieving its aim. They demonstrate the critical role of academic leaders in achieving the aim of higher education and posit that excellence in judgment is the primary characteristic of the academic leaders who fulfill this role. They examine three aspects of access to higher education: academic readiness, the cost and funding of higher education, and the capacity of the physical plant. Finally, they use policies developed in Virginia to demonstrate realistic approaches to achieving the aims of access and quality discussed throughout the book.

The authors draw on their years of experience as practitioners in both private and public institutions, liberal arts colleges, and research universities to develop their material. This volume will be of interest to faculty and students in higher education programs, nation and state public policymakers, legislative and academic leaders, and a general public concerned about the cost and value of a college education.