Randle W. Nelsen

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Degrees of Failure

University Education in Decline

In Degrees of Failure, Randle Nelsen brings together such diverse topics as campus parking, college sports, helicopter parents, edu-business as edu-tainment, and technology in teaching to show … 152 View
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The University from the Inside-Out

Thoughts of a Participant Observer

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This opening chapter looks broadly at the roots of the current higher-education mess, pointing out whose interests the current system supports, and the effects on students, teachers, parents, … 9 $0.90 Add
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Campus Parking and the Car as a Third Place

Asphalt Grievances and Commuter Sociability

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Using the examples of three Canadian schools, this chapter demonstrates how issues concerning the automobile, especially both the lack and expansion of on-campus parking, have become major policy … 13 $1.30 Add
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Parents and Pedagogy

Helicopters and Expert Advice

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Twentieth-century child-rearing practices in North America have been heavily manipulated by the state and the private sector toward a domestication that suits institutional life. The tense … 19 $1.90 Add
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Professionals and Professionalism

Protecting the Status Quo and Academic Disciplines

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Undergraduate students occupying the lowest rung on the academic hierarchy are seen as non-professionals who need further training to ensure that they follow the judgments and decisions of their … 16 $1.60 Add
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Edubusiness and Edutainment

Wealthy Benefactors and Sporting Contributions to the Campus Party

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The rise of the corporate edutainment university portends something new and different that goes well beyond the existence of a social side in college life. Changes in the policies and programs … 33 $3.30 Add
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Educators and Education at a Distance

The High-Tech Classroom and the New Mediated Learning

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If we continue pouring resources into an education at a distance centred on the “efficiency” of machine technology our universities will continue to replicate the computerized … 17 $1.70 Add
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Classroom Practice and Student-Friendly Suggestions

Up Close and Personal

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The university’s current malaise owes much to an emphasis on the bottom line, on the primacy of vocational training in combination with elements such as an increasingly predatory education … 23 $2.30 Add
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Cleaning up the Mess

Putting Students and the Larger Community First

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People involved in college and university teaching need to create a higher education version of thinking and acting locally at the classroom level, a vision that will move us towards the goal of … 11 $1.10 Add