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Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Editors: Smart, J.C. (Ed.)

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To recapitulate, Greeks differ from Independents and from the academy's value priorities, but for the most part these differences derive from antecedent charac­ teristics. Moreover, there are some grounds for speculating that these anteced­ ent differences reflect fundamental temperamental differences (extraversion and gregariousness mediated by social interaction, as opposed to interaction through ideas). Only to a limited degree does the Greek "system" appear to adversely affect the acquisition and assimilation of the academy's value priori­ ties; i.e., students as a whole, Greek and Independent alike, appear to become more independent, liberal, socially concerned, and culturally sophisticated by graduation. However, the Greek system's effect on the behavior of Greeks is more trou­ bling, an effect largely mediated by the use and abuse of alcohol and the relative absence of direct institutional supervision. Assuming the retention of the Greek system, then, the promotion of the acad­ emy's agenda appears dependent on (a) an understanding and accommodation of the personal characteristics of Greeks, using appropriate pedagogical meth­ ods to advance the academy's educational objectives, and (b) both educational and administrative/regulatory efforts to control the use and abuse of alcohol. With or without the Greek system, the advancement of the academy's agenda involves these considerations, since the characteristics of students as a whole encompass the characteristics emphasized among Greeks.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Teaching, Learning, and Thinking About Teaching and Learning

    McKeachie, W. J.

    Pages 1-38

  • Costs and Productivity in Higher Education: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications

    Lewis, Darrell R. (et al.)

    Pages 39-102

  • Institutional Adaptation: Demands for Management Reform and University Administration

    Gumport, Patricia J. (et al.)

    Pages 103-145

  • University Restructuring: The Role of Economic and Political Contexts

    Gumport, Patricia J. (et al.)

    Pages 146-200

  • Understanding Strategy: An Assessment of Theory and Practice

    Presley, Jennifer B. (et al.)

    Pages 201-239

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
Editors
  • J.C. Smart
Series Title
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
Series Volume
14
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Agathon Press
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3955-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3955-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-87586-126-5
Series ISSN
0882-4126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 499
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