A New Agenda for Higher Education (Hardcover)

Shaping a Life of the Mind for Practice (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education)

By William M. Sullivan, Matthew S. Rosin, Lee S. Shulman (Foreword by)

Jossey-Bass, 9780470257579, 242pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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In A New Agenda for Higher Education, the authors endorse higher education 's utility for enhancing the practical as well as intellectual dimensions of life by developing a third, different conception of educational purpose. Based on The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching seminar that brought together educators from six professional fields with faculty from the liberal arts and sciences, A New Agenda for Higher Education proposes an educational aim of practical reason, focusing on the interdependence of liberal education and professional training.

About the Author

William M. Sullivan is codirector of the Carnegie Foundation's Preparation for the Professions Program. He is the author of Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America and coauthor of Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law and Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Matthew S. Rosin is author of Obsoleting Culture and was formerly a research scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is currently a senior research associate at EdSource, an independent and impartial educational policy research agency that clarifies K-12 policy issues in California.