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Arthur Levine is president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Previously, he was president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Diane R. Dean is associate professor of higher education policy and administration at Illinois State University.
Table of Contents
The Authors xxiii
Chapter 1: The Past Is a Foreign Country 11
Chapter 2: Academics: The Internet and the Blackboard 37
Chapter 3: Life Outside the Classroom: The New Tribalism 53
Chapter 4: Parents: Helicopters, Lawnmowers, and Stealth Bombers 79
Chapter 5: Multiculturalism: The Demographics of Comfort 95
Chapter 6: Politics: Talking Global, Acting Local 117
Chapter 7: The Future: Clinging to the American Dream 147
Chapter 8: Conclusion: The Future Is a Foreign Country 155
Appendix A: The Life and Times of the Class of 2012: A Chronology 199
Appendix B: Studies Used in This Book 205
Appendix C: Campus Contacts 209
We dedicate this book to our spouses, Linda Fentiman and John Giglio, both educators, and to our children, Jamie Levine, who is teaching today’s college students; Rachel Levine, who graduated from college in 2010 and is one of the people we are writing about; and Andy and Katy Giglio, who are the college students of the future. We love you very much.