Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education's Greater Purposes

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Well-Being and Higher Education explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education and why those connections matter--for the individual lives of students and those who teach; for the institution; and for whether or not the unique promise of higher education to a democratic society can be advanced and realized. The publication's thirty-five original essays and provocations--by some of the most highly respected voices within and beyond the academy--address the theoretical underpinnings and practical expressions of these connections. Well-Being and Higher Education opens the discussion on learning's connection to well-being; responds to current challenges against the state of higher education today; and brings to the forefront a conversation considering the greater purposes of higher education and the need to preserve and revive the institution's role to look beyond itself to a greater good.

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About the author (2016)

Todd Gitlin is a professor of culture, journalism, and sociology at New York University. He lives in New York City.

David Schoem is Faculty Director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program and teaches in the Sociology Department, University of Michigan.