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Investment in learning : the individual and social value of American higher education / Howard R. Bowen, with the collaboration of Peter Clecak, Jacqueline Powers Doud, Gordon K. Douglass.

; Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education
1st ed.. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1977.
ISBN 0875893414

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Other Authors Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education.
Subjects Education -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects.
Enseignement supérieur -- États-Unis.
Learning -- United States.
Sociologie de l'éducation -- États-Unis.
Sociology -- education -- United States.
United States.
Series Carnegie Council series.
Description xviii, 507 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1977.
Notes "A report ... issued by the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-492) and indexes.
Contents Efficiency and accountability in higher education -- Goals: the intended outcomes of higher education -- Cognitive learning -- Emotional and moral development -- Practical competence for citizenship and economic productivity -- Practical competence for family life, consumer behavior, leisure, and health -- The whole person -- Similarities and differences among institutions -- Societal outcomes from education -- Societal outcomes from research and public service -- Progress toward human equality -- Economic returns on investments in higher education / Gordon K. Douglass -- Views of social critics / Peter Clecak -- Is higher education worth the cost? -- The future of American higher education.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3422578
(OCoLC)ocm03422578
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bowen, Howard Rothmann, 1908-
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