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Orientation to College

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ISBN-10: 0534599583

ISBN-13: 9780534599584

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Elizabeth Steltenpohl, Jane Shipton, Sharon Villines

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ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE: A READER ON BECOMING AN EDUCATED PERSON offers a rich collection of articles designed to encourage students to reflect on the meaning of a college education, and to explore the opportunities for personal and professional development offered in college. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach?with readings written by experts in a number of different academic fields, government and industry?this text introduces students to the various dimensions of college, the learning process, and the skills they need to succeed in both college and the workplace.
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Book details

List price: $124.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Elizabeth Steltenpohl earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a Master of Arts with a concentration in Education at the University of Detroit. She began a career in teaching in the Detroit Public Schools. To further her career, she moved to New York and completed a doctoral degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. She susequently taught in teacher education programs at Manhattanville College and at Empire State College of the State University of New York. Ms. Steltenpohl developed a special interest in the entry experience of college students. She designed and taught a college entry course for ten years at Empire State College with her colleague Jane…    

Jane Shipton (d. 1998) held a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts degree from New York University. After experience in the fields of advertising and broadcasting, she became an administrator of student affairs at Barnard College of Columbia University and later at New York University. In the 1970's she joined the faculty of Empire State College in New York where she was Professor of Community and Human Services. She directed students in degree program planning and,with colleague Elizabeth Steltenpohl, developed and taught an innovative college entry course upon which this book is based.

Sharon Villines was educated at The Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Illinois, and Union Theological Seminary. As an artist, she understands the ways in which a strong liberal arts background contributes to her work and that of her students. Now Mentor Emeritus from SUNY Empire State College, she writes and coaches artists and others who are developing and changing careers.

Preface
Introduction: On Becoming an Educated Person
The Educated Person
About This Book and Thinking About How to Use It
The Purposes of College
Introduction: What Is College?
Two Essential Goals
The Baccalaureate Degree: What Does It Mean? What Should It Mean?
What Does Society Need from Higher Education?
What Does Society Need from Higher Education?
The Educated Person: A Changing Ideal
Universities and Their Function
Summary
The Role of the Liberal Arts in a College Education
Introduction: Joining the Academic Conversation
The Earthly Use of a Liberal Education
What Is an Idea?
The Liberal Studies
The Purposes of Liberal Education
Beyond the Machine: Liberal Education for an Information Society
Having a Degree and Being Educated
Summary
Education and the Idea of Culture
Introduction: The Meanings of Culture
Beyond Tribalism
Cultural Literacy
An Educated and Culturally Literate Person Must Study America's Multicultural Reality
Multicultural Education for Freedom's Sake
Diversity, Community, and the University
Defining a Global Perspective
Summary
Education and Personal Development
Introduction: Learning and Self
Erikson's Eight Stages of Life
Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization
The Life Structure and Its Development in Adulthood
Life Stages and Learning Interests
Individual Identity versus Identity Confusion
Summary
Thinking and Learning
Introduction: The Discovery of Meaning
Learning and Brain Development
Learning from Everyday Experience
Developmental Foundations of Critical Thinking
Learning to Make Reflective Judgments
Changing Concepts of Learning
Peak Learning: The Flow State
Summary
Learning How to Learn
Introduction: Ways of Learning
Your Preferred Learning Style
Competence in Self-Directed Learning
Exploring Self-Directedness in Learning
The Learning Group
Collaborative Learning
Team Learning, Dialogue, and Discussion
Summary
Education and Work
Introduction: Becoming Employable
Report of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
21st Century Workplace Trends and Their Implications
Liberal Education and a New Generation of Corporate Leadership
Holland's Theory of Vocational Personalities and Environments
Liberal Education, Work, and Human Development
Summary
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index