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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Autor: Deresiewicz, William

Editorial: Free Press

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$16.00
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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life : As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass.

Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently. It is essential, says Deresiewicz, that college be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths. He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Educación   Educational Psychology
Educación   Higher
Educación   Philosophy & Social Aspects

ISBN 13:9781476702728
ISBN 10:1476702721
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:256
Tamaño:8.41" l x 5.43" w x 0.65" h
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