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The Resource Transforming students : fulfilling the promise of higher education, Charity Johansson and Peter Felten

Transforming students : fulfilling the promise of higher education, Charity Johansson and Peter Felten

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Transforming students : fulfilling the promise of higher education
Title
Transforming students
Title remainder
fulfilling the promise of higher education
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Charity Johansson and Peter Felten
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The recent trend of trying to measure higher education's return on investment misses a fundamental point, argue Charity Johansson and Peter Felten. The central purpose of a college or university is to transform the lives of students--not to merely change them or help them mature. This transformation is an ongoing process of intentionally aligning one's behavior with one's core sense of personal identity. It is the university's central role to lead students in this transformation, a process that shapes students into intentional, critical, and engaged individuals.Recognizing the remarkable influence of the college experience on peoples' lives, the authors offer a guide to how colleges and universities can effectively lead students through this life-changing process. Drawn from extensive interviews with students and graduates, faculty and staff, Transforming Students gathers diverse stories to show how students experience the transformation process, which rarely follows a neat or linear path. The interviews illustrate central themes from the literature on transformative learning and the undergraduate student experience.A sequel of sorts to George Keller's classic Transforming a College--which chronicled Elon University's metamorphsis from struggling college to a top regional university-- Transforming Students addresses the school's core educational mission: to shape students into engaged adults who embrace learning as a lifelong endeavor. Given this effect, the college experience is much more than preparation for a career. It is preparation for life"--
  • "The central purpose of a college or university, argues Charity Johansson and Peter Felten, is to transform students. For a student this process is an ongoing one of intentionally aligning one's actions and behaviors with one's core sense of identity, and it is a university's mission to help students both transform themselves and understand the process of transformation so that they are well-equipped to flourish after they graduate. Transforming Students is a sequel of sorts to George Keller's top-selling Transforming a College, which focused on the community-wide effort to remake Elon from a struggling college to a top regional university. In it Johansson and Felten address the educational mission of Elon to shape students into intention, critical, engaged individuals. Transformative learning for them is characterized by a deep and enduring change in thinking that is seen through changed ways of being in the world. It also generally reflects a new connection to some larger goal or purpose. Drawn from extensive interviews with Elon students and alumni, and with a dozen faculty and staff, this book gathers diverse stories to show how students experience the transformation process, one that rarely follows a neat or linear path. The authors also use these stories to illustrate central themes from the literature on transformative learning and the undergraduate student experience. This book echoes much of what Andrew Delbanco said in College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton, 2012)--that the traditional four-year college experience is both vital to human development and endangered. Johansson and Felten approach the story from the students' perspective to provide a deeply humane book about the value of higher education"--
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Dewey number
370.11/5
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1100
LC item number
.J64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Transforming students : fulfilling the promise of higher education, Charity Johansson and Peter Felten
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9781421414379
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2013043571
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)ocn863196411
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889309607
Label
Transforming students : fulfilling the promise of higher education, Charity Johansson and Peter Felten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9781421414379
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013043571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn863196411
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889309607

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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