Fischman and Gardner, both recognized authorities on education and learning, argue that higher education in the United States has lost sight of its primary purpose: to help students think well and broadly, express themselves clearly, explore new areas, and be open to possible transformations, rather than to provide vocational training or campus amenities.
Fischman and Gardner make compelling arguments for how any college might become a community of learners willing to grow as thinkers, citizens, and people
About Author: The Real World of College Book PDF
Wendy Fischman is the principal author of Making Good: How Young People Cope with Moral Dilemmas at Work, which she directed at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Howard Gardner is a Harvard Graduate School of Education Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education and the author of A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir from the Creator of Multiple Intelligences Theory (MIT Press) and many other publications.