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Ivory tower blues; a university system in crisis.


Ivory tower blues; a university system in crisis.

Cote, James E. and Anton L. Allahar.

U. of Toronto Press


251 pages




Cote and Allahar (both: sociology, U. of Western Ontario) carefully analyze what they have learned from educators, counselors, administrators, educational researchers and students of the past and present. They find universities need to shift their focus back to education rather than mere credentials, that students need to learn proper educational survival tools in secondary schools, and that everyone must get over the idea that a sheepskin comes with fat paychecks attached. The result is an unflinching assessment of what has gone wrong and why students are failing universities and vice versa.

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Date:Aug 1, 2007
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