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Levine, Arthur

Works: 21 works in 145 publications in 4 languages and 9,136 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Abstracts  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Arthur Levine
Most widely held works by Arthur Levine
When hope and fear collide : a portrait of today's college student by Arthur Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1980 book When Dreams and Heroes Died, Arthur Levine presented a portrait of a generation of college students without heroes - a generation optimistic about their own futures, but pessimistic about the future of the country and the world. These students turned inward, away from activism and community and toward individual and material gain, a trend that continued throughout the 80s and showed little sign of changing. But when Levine returned to campuses in the 1990s, he discovered a startling and encouraging shift in the attitudes of the new generation of students. When Hope and Fear Collide examines a generation motivated by a conflicting sense of hope and fear. While today's students fear a great many things both on a global level and on a local level, they are less pessimistic than the previous generation, as they look for ways to make a difference in their world. Levine and Jeanette Cureton explore what shaped this change and how those who deal with students on a daily basis can use the change to enrich the college experience. The book examines how students come to grips with the challenges of politics, academics, and personal relationships on campus and draws implications for their futures. Levine and Cureton base their findings on research carried out in the same manner as in Levine's landmark study. The data they present give those who deal with students on a daily basis the information and tools they need to help those students chart a meaningful course through college
A quest for common learning : the aims of general education by Ernest L Boyer( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five chapters in this monograph discuss current issues in general education. Chapter I examines the weakness of general education programming, comparing general education to a spare room that has no agreed upon function. Chapter ii notes the recent surge of interest in general education; examines the variety of social and educational problems general education is being called upon to solve; and compares this resurgence of interest with two earlier general education movements in the 20th Century. Drawing upon this historical analysis, Chapter iii argues that the fundamental rationale for general education lies in the need to help students in today's fragmented society understand the human community to which they are accountable. Chapter iv critically examines current general education practices in terms of: course content; the place of general education in the curriculum; and the information, attitudes, and values students are expected to acquire through general education courses. Finally, Chapter v proposes a structure for general education curricula based on six areas of shared human experience: language, membership in groups and institutions, the activities of production and consumption, the scientific workings of the natural world, history, and the development of values and beliefs. Chapter v also discusses alternative delivery systems for general education and the receptiveness of students and faculty to increased general education programming. (Jp)
Handbook on undergraduate curriculum by Arthur Levine( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of the handbook is to bring information to bear on educational decision-making, from the classroom to the institutional level, for producers as well as consumers of educational services. It is divided into two parts. The first consists of basic information about American College curricula, and describes normative practices, their history, strengths and weaknesses, and alternatives. Part two puts this information in philosophical, chronological, institutional, and cultural perspective. (Author/MSE)
When dreams and heroes died : a portrait of today's college student : [prepared for the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education] by Arthur Levine( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stereotypes of the overall character of the college student population are seen to have persisted, inaccurately, for several decades. The dangers of such stereotypes are pointed out and educators are warned against policies and practices based on misconceptions about today's students. Information from national surveys of over 95,000 undergraduates during the 1960's and 1970's, a study of institutional policies regarding students at 586 assorted colleges and universities, and interviews with student leaders at 26 diverse institutions are gathered in this study to provide a picture of what today's students are really like, how they have changed since the 1960's, and what they really want from college. The information reveals, among other things, that students today are overwhelmingly materialistic, cynical about society and its institutions (including higher education), and so competitive about grades that they condone cheating. More significantly, their aspirations are inward, personal, and individualistic rather than social and humanitarian. It is suggested that this information is crucial for those developing strategies for redirecting students' often overly self-centered pursuits. One approach recommended is a rigorous four-year undergraduate program that would have these components: (1) a first year spent studying a common interdisciplinary core on the theme of social issues or problems; (2) students majoring in a problem area (such as health or the cities) and minoring in a traditional discipline; (3) students spending one full semester and two summers in a career-related internship, with preparatory and summary seminars; and (4) a senior thesis written in a social problem area, defended by the student, and a senior-year comprehensive examination before graduation. The studies used in the report are summarized in an appendix, and the Carnegie institutional typology and a list of references are also appended. (Mse)
Reform of undergraduate education by Arthur Levine( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and German and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generation on a tightrope : a portrait of today's college student by Arthur Levine( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An understanding of today's college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation's colleges and universities. The third in a series on college student expectations, aspirations, academics, attitudes, values, beliefs, social life and politics, this book presents an accurate portrait of today's undergraduate college students. Covering the main topic areas of the two previous works, it also contains new chapters and makes comparisons across generations. Timely and comprehensive, this volume gives researchers, practitioners, and policymakers a much-needed grasp of the forces shaping the experiences of current undergraduates"--
Shaping higher education's future : demographic realities and opportunities, 1990-2000 by Arthur Levine( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive picture of the student body of the 1990s is presented with specific recommendations to higher education policymakers, faculty, and administrators for meeting the needs of this increasingly diverse student population. It minimizes the emphasis on long-term projections and focuses on the years 1989-2000. Chapters are written by scholars who have achieved a reputation for studying particular populations. Nine chapters in Two main sections are presented by "Introduction: a Time of Uncertainty" (Arthur Levine). The first section, "Demographic Changes Ahead for Higher Education" presents: "Traditional College-Age Students" (Lewis C. Solomon), "Hispanics" (Gary Orfield), "Blacks" (Gail E. Thomas and Deborah J. Hirsch), "Asians" (Bob H. Suzuki), and "Older Students" (William F. Brazziel). The second section, "Thinking Realistically about Demographic Projections and Planning" presents: "Demography Is Not Destiny in Higher Education" (Richard A. Easterlin) and "Uses and Misuses of Demographic Projections: Lessons for the 1990s" (Carol Frances). "Conclusions and Recommendations: Creating a Brighter Educational Future" (Arthur Levine) brings the collection to a close. (Sm)
Higher learning in America, 1980-2000 by Arthur Levine( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The next decade promises to be a challenging one for colleges and universities. This book explains why ... The essays provide an informative historical guide of the past decade while also looking into the future of higher education."--Christian Science Monitor
Opportunity in adversity : how colleges can succeed in hard times by Janice S Green( Book )

6 editions published between 1895 and 1986 in English and Portuguese and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why innovation fails by Arthur Levine( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus is on the institutionalization-termination phase of change in an attempt to explain why innovation fails or why it declines prior to achieving its intended purposes. Four questions are asked: (1) Why do innovations decline or fail after being adopted? (2) In what manner do innovations decline or fail? (3) Why do innovations persist or prosper after being adopted? And (4) In what manner do innovations persist or prosper? Part One (Questions and Answers About Innovation) establishes the areas to be examined. Part Two (a Study of Fourteen Innovations) examines innovation in colleges from creation to institutionalization. Part Three (Conclusions) attempts to understand why innovation fails and offers a literature review on the implications of the failure. Appendices include methodological notes and a synthesis of theories on planned change. Among the conclusions are: innovation resistance is related to organizational stability; organizational variables and organizational character contribute to failure factors; and failure often results when the institution is not considered as a whole. Suggestions for innovation's success include: create a climate for change; avoid hard-line approaches; appreciate timing; engage in information dissemination and evaluation; establish awards; and plan for the post-adoption period. A bibliography and index are also provided. (Lc)
Barriers to distance education by Arthur Levine( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educating school teachers by Arthur Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report, the second in a series of policy reports on the results of a four-year study of America's education schools, focuses on the education of classroom teachers, the people who have the greatest impact on our children's learning in school."
Educating school leaders by Arthur Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, the first in a series of policy papers on the education of educators critically analyzes the university-based programs that educate the vast majority of the nation's school principals and superintendents
The life and death of innovation in higher education by Arthur Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American academic profession( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Ullman, Democratic Representative from Oregon. by Ralph Nader Congress Project( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendai amerika daigakusei gunzō : Kibō to fuan no sedai by Arthur Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educating researchers by Arthur Levine( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unequal fortunes : snapshots from the South Bronx by Arthur Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this powerful book, Arthur Levine (president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation) and coauthor Laura Scheiber revisit the South Bronx, where Levine grew up in the 1960s, and compare his experiences with those of a group of teenagers coming of age in the same neighborhood nearly 40 years later. Shaken by the violent death of Leo Disla, one of the young men in his group, Levine and Scheiber explore what happened to Leo and how society failed him. In this compelling account, we meet Leo's family and friends and learn about his hopes and fears. We witness the devastating effects of poverty and racism: low-wage, dead-end jobs; inadequate housing; high crime rates; appalling schools; violence; drugs; a broken legal system; prison; and underage funerals. The authors not only tell Arthur's and Leo's stories, but struggle to explain why their lives were so starkly different. They focus on the new social realities that have shaped Levine's old neighborhood, and they conclude with the lessons that must be learned if we are to help today's disenfranchised children and restore to them the American Dream of a "better, richer, and happier life."
Hearts and Minds: The Freshman Challenge by Arthur Levine( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life goals of current college freshmen that are important in planning college programs are considered in this keynote address. Based on results of Carnegie Foundation Student Surveys, information is presented for 1969, 1975, and 1985 on students' optimism/pessimism about college and the future, views about job chances and money, objectives for attending college, attitudes about curriculum reform, and participation in college governance. Students have anxiety about job prospects and are concerned with life's material rewards. They are pleased with the ways colleges are helping them achieve their goals and do not favor curriculum reforms. It is suggested that current students need a college education that provides: (1) skills and knowledge needed to live in the world, (2) hope in the face of fears about jobs and nuclear war, (3) a sense of responsibility in the face of "me-orientation," and (4) a feeling of efficacy. Teaching hope is advocated as part of the freshman curriculum: general education can be seen as the study of humankind's collective hopes and dreams. Colleges are invited to give students a stronger sense of connection with the larger world and a deeper spirit of commitment, even obligation, to others. In response to students' feelings that their acts will not matter, internships and other experiences can show them how they can make a difference. (Sw)
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When hope and fear collide : a portrait of today's college student
Higher learning in America, 1980-2000Unequal fortunes : snapshots from the South Bronx
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Levine, Arthur E. 1948-

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