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|Published||15 January 2011 University Of Chicago Press|
The book examines the current state of higher education in the United States. The book and its findings received extensive national media coverage and sparked a debate about what undergraduate students learn once they get into college.
The research draws on transcript data, the Collegiate Learning Assessment, and survey responses from more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions in their first semester and again at the end of their second year. The analysis reveals that 45 percent of these students demonstrated no significant improvement in a range of skills—including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing—during their first two years of college.
- In the Basement of the Ivory Tower
- Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality
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- The New Yorker
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