Improving undergraduate learning: findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA Longitudinal Project

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Author: Arum, Richard; Roksa, Josipa; Cho, Esther

Abstract:

At the beginning of the 21st century, increasing and ensuring individual access to college presents itself not just as a moral imperative, but an economic necessity. As employment opportunities in manufacturing continue to grow scarcer in the United States, both individual and national global economic competitiveness requires mastery of what many commentators have termed '21st century skills'. These skills, generally thought uniformly taught at US colleges and universities, are defined as including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and written communication. But what if sending...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Teaching and learning; Higher education; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Research; Assessment

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Skill development; Data analysis; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Brooklyn, New York: Social Science Research Council, 2011

Physical description: 19 p.

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http://highered.ssrc.org/files/SSRC_Report.pdf

Also called: Improving undergraduate learning: findings and policy recommendations from the Social Science Research Council Collegiate Learning Assessment Longitudinal Project

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 103.619

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