Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the way to a Meaningful Life [Audiobook] download free by William Deresiewicz

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the way to a Meaningful Life Audiobook download free by William Deresiewicz
  • Listen audiobook: Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the way to a Meaningful Life
  • Author: William Deresiewicz
  • Release date: 2015/10/11
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781476702728
  • Rating: 8.73 of 10
  • Votes: 103
  • Review by: Angie Holiday
  • Review rating: 8.06 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/23
  • Duration: 3H13M9S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-23
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, MPC, MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, ATRAC (compression AZW, ZIP, RAR, TAR.LZO)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 19M49S (5.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counsellors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw first-hand as a member of Yale's admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to 'practical' subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently. It is essential, says Deresiewicz, that college be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths. He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it. 'Excellent Sheep is likely to make...a lasting mark....He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper-middle-class life in America....Mr. Deresiewicz's book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life: passionate weirdness' (The New York Times).
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Educational Strategies & Policy, Higher & Further Education, Tertiary Education, Sociology, Philosophy & Theory Of Education
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.16 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x213x18mm
  • Weight: 224g
  • Printed by: The Free Press
  • Published in: New York, United States

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