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Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis

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The present state of the university is a difficult issue to comprehend for anyone outside of the education system. If we are to believe common government reports that changes in policy are somehow making life easier for university graduates, we cannot help but believe that things are going right and are getting better in our universities. Ivory Tower Blues gives a decidedl ...more
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Published May 26th 2007 by University of Toronto Press
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Chrissy
Nov 13, 2012 Chrissy rated it liked it
Fascinating facts, terrible presentation. Cote and Allahair do a good job of outlining exactly what is broken about the university system, but they do such a poor job of laying out cause and effect in attention-capturing and non-redundant ways that much of the message gets lost. At the very least, readers may find themselves thinking "haven't they already said this?" more times than should be the case in a fact-driven essay. The problem is that the authors fail to differentiate clearly between ...more
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Dec 28, 2010 Joanne rated it really liked it
An insightful examination of the current state of higher education in Canada. If you want to know why things are not as they should be in Canadian universities, start here. I use material from this book on day one of every class I teach to help bring perspective about what we're doing, what we should be doing, and why we're doing it. It's almost always a revelation for most students.
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