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Recapturing Our Minds, Reclaiming Higher Learning: A Review of R. P. Keeling’s and R. H. Hersh’s “We’re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education”
The Journal of Learning in Higher Education (2013)
  • Brandon O. Hensley, Illinois State University
Abstract

Situating their conversation within a growing weltanschauung that the world is becoming “flat" and intellectual capital is integral to a changing globalized marketplace with emerging superpowers, Keeling and Hersh (2012) lay forth a bold claim in We’re Losing Our Minds: undergraduate education in the U.S. is sapping minds because learning is no longer the primary focus or essence of colleges and universities. “Intoxicated by magazine and college guide rankings, most colleges and universities have lost track of learning as the only educational outcome that really matters” (p. 13). The authors advance that this systemic crisis, though well documented (even before “A Nation at Risk” in the 1980s), requires rethinking higher education, such that a paradigmatic shift and deliberate action will take place across institutions of all types.

Keywords
  • Postsecondary Education,
  • Higher Education Critique,
  • Higher Learning
Publication Date
Fall 2013
Citation Information
Brandon O. Hensley. "Recapturing Our Minds, Reclaiming Higher Learning: A Review of R. P. Keeling’s and R. H. Hersh’s “We’re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education”" The Journal of Learning in Higher Education Vol. 19 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bhensley619/3/