Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student

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Arthur Levine;Diane R. Dean

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Over the last four decades, Arthur Levine has become the premier analyst of continuities and changes in the American college student population. In this impressive and comprehensive volume, Levine and coauthor Diane R. Dean provide an authoritative and richly textured picture of the much-discussed current generation. Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean take the long view of today's generation of college students. This is a brilliant examination of what has shaped our young people, what they are doing with the tools they have, and where they are headed. It is a diagnosis of what ails them, a celebration of their strengths, and a compelling and generous prescription for their futureand ours. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University

Through this captivating portrait of the aspirations, values, and unique needs of today's college students, Levine and Dean's clearly written and engaging book ought to generate a national discussion of how higher education can be restructured in order to respond to and prepare the next generation of college-educated adultsnot only for effective functioning in the workplace, but also to live lives as whole human beings who can help to lead our society to a healthier place. Alexander W. Astin and Helen S. Astin, Distinguished Professors of Higher Education emeriti, UCLA; authors, Cultivating the Spirit: How Higher Education Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives

I can't say enough about how important this work is. This book is right on the mark for what needs to be known and understood about today's college students by those who are responsible for educating the future leaders and citizens of the world. Gwen Dungy, executive director, emeritus, NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student is a must-read for college presidents, administrators, and professors as well as parents, employers, and government leaderswho all have a stake in student success. Understanding who today's college students are is essential as we collaboratively develop and deliver the education that will prepare this generation to build our future. Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, State University of New York


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