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Beyond Reason and Tolerance: The Purpose and Practice of Higher Education

Robert J. Thompson


This book identifies the major challenge facing higher education as preparing students for life-long learning and society’s 21st century needs for civic minded individuals who have the intellectual and personal capabilities to constructively engage political, ethnic, and religious differences, work effectively, and live together with many different kinds of people in a more global society. A developmental science basis is adopted to inform the transformations in undergraduate educational practices that are necessary to empower students to act globally and constructively engage difference. Curr ... More

Keywords: liberal education, higher education, development, emerging adulthood, empathy, identity, differences, ethnic, religious, political, colleges, universities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199969784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. Thompson, author
Duke University