Abandoned Generation,
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Abandoned Generation,    -     By: William Willimon
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This critical yet constructive assessment of the current state of higher education in America exposes the causes and effects of failed campus life while posing real solutions for reforming today's colleges and universities. The authors propose bold changes in the nation's undergraduate educational system. By looking at academic life from the students' point of view.

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Title: Abandoned Generation,
By: William Willimon
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 0802841198
ISBN-13: 9780802841193
Stock No: WW2841198

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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

This critical yet constructive assessment of the current state of higher education in America exposes the disconcerting causes and effects of failed campus life while posing real solutions for reforming today's colleges and universities.

Convinced that America's institutions of higher learning now face a crisis — that they are not meeting the educational needs of their students, that faculty members can do better — William H. Willimon and Thomas H. Naylor here propose bold changes in the nation's undergraduate educational system. By looking at academic life from the students' point of view — the text is filled with real-life situations, reflections from students, and poignant illustrations — The Abandoned Generation evaluates American colleges and universities on the basis of the quality of the lives that they are now producing.

Willimon and Naylor take an honest look at three realities of student life — substance abuse, indolence, and excessive careerism. They then evaluate the underlying causes — the sense of meaninglessness in student life and the absence of community. Finally, they build a provocative four-tier strategy for change — restructuring the academy, teachers who actually teach, curriculum reform, and the creation of learning communities.

Author Bio

Will Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally renowned preacher and widely read author noted for his humor, his insight into the Christian faith, and his theological commitment. His many books have sold over a million copies.

Editorial Reviews

Thomas E. Corts
—President, Samford University
"Three cheers and a varsity letter to Willimon and Naylor, who tell the truth about today's secular collegians. If you have a sentimental view of universities and a low-level tolerance for honesty, avoid this book. . . . It is a serious call to reclaim a generation that grew up morally shortchanged."

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