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The Resource My freshman year : what a professor learned by becoming a student, Rebekah Nathan

My freshman year : what a professor learned by becoming a student, Rebekah Nathan

Label
My freshman year : what a professor learned by becoming a student
Title
My freshman year
Title remainder
what a professor learned by becoming a student
Statement of responsibility
Rebekah Nathan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After more than fifteen years of teaching, Rebekah Nathan, a professor of anthropology at a large state university, realized that she no longer understood the behavior and attitudes of her students. Fewer and fewer participated in class discussion, tackled the assigned reading, or came to discuss problems during office hours. And she realized from conversations with her colleagues that they, too, were perplexed: Why were students today so different and so hard to teach? Were they, in fact, more likely to cheat, ruder, and less motivated? Did they care at all about their education, besides their grades? Nathan decided to put her wealth of experience in overseas ethnographic fieldwork to use closer to home and applied to her own university. Accepted on the strength of her high school transcript, she took a sabbatical and enrolled as a freshman for the academic year. She immersed herself in student life, moving into the dorms and taking on a full course load. She ate in the student cafeteria, joined student clubs, and played regular pick-up games of volleyball and tag football (sports at which the athletic fifty-something-year-old could hold her own). Nathan had resolved that, if asked, she would not lie about her identity: she found that her classmates, if they were curious about why she was attending college at her age, never questioned her about her personal life. Based on her interviews and conversations with fellow classmates, her interactions with professors and with other university employees and offices, and her careful day-to-day observations, My Freshman Year provides an account of college life that should be read by students, parents, professors, university administrators, and anyone else concerned about the state of higher education in America today. Placing her own experiences and those of her classmates into a broader context drawn from national surveys of college life, Nathan finds that today's students face new challenges to which academic institutions have not adapted. At the end of her freshman year, she has an affection and respect for students as a whole that she had previously reserved only for certain individuals. Being a student, she discovers, is hard work. But she also identifies fundamental misperceptions, misunderstandings, and mistakes on both sides of the educational divide that negatively affect the college experience."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nathan, Rebekah
Dewey number
378.1/98
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3605
LC item number
.N34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman College
  • College students
  • Adult college students
  • Étudiants
  • Étudiants adultes
  • Adult college students
  • College students
  • United States
  • Onderwijsresearch
  • Studentenleven
  • Collegestudent
  • Studienanfänger
  • USA
  • Collegestudent
  • Studienanfänger
  • USA
Label
My freshman year : what a professor learned by becoming a student, Rebekah Nathan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip056/2005002213.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to "AnyU" -- Life in the dorms -- Community and diversity -- As others see us -- Academically speaking ... -- The art of college management -- Lessons from my year as a freshman -- Afterword : Ethics and ethnography
Control code
ocm57557500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780801443978
Lccn
2005002213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801443978
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57557500
  • (OCoLC)57557500
Label
My freshman year : what a professor learned by becoming a student, Rebekah Nathan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip056/2005002213.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to "AnyU" -- Life in the dorms -- Community and diversity -- As others see us -- Academically speaking ... -- The art of college management -- Lessons from my year as a freshman -- Afterword : Ethics and ethnography
Control code
ocm57557500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780801443978
Lccn
2005002213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801443978
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57557500
  • (OCoLC)57557500

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