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Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life
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Éditeur Free Press
Année copyright 2015
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Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life
Édition
First Free Press paperback edition.
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Description
1 vol. (245 pages) ; 22 cm
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Classification Dewey
378
Contenu
Sheep ; The students ; The history ; The training ; The institutions ; Self ; What is college for? ; Inventing your life ; Leadership ; Schools ; Great books ; Spirit guides ; Your guide to the rankings ; Society ; Welcome to the club ; The self-overcoming of the hereditary meritocracy
Résumé
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 and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways. Deresiewicz explains how college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path. He addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who's interested in the direction of American society, featuring quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and clearly presenting solutions
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978-1-4767-0272-8
1-4767-0272-1
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