Thursday, January 26, 2012

Still drifting

Richard Arum and Jospia Roksa have been following the students of Academically Adrift into life after college. The general conclusion, as summarized by the Chronicle of Higher Education: “College graduates who showed paltry gains in critical thinking and little academic engagement while in college have a harder time than their more accomplished peers as they start their careers.” No surprise there, only a strong reminder: a credential alone is not enough.

Related reading
Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (my review)

comments: 1

Daughter Number Three said...

I really have to read that book, and then the follow-up, too.