College Rankings Exposed: The Art of Getting a Quality Education in the 21st Century

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Thomson/Peterson's, 2003 - Study Aids - 235 pages
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The author examines the hype around college rankings, concluding that they are unreliable and deceptive, and provides strategies on how to identify the right school for a particular student, using criteria such as the importance of general education; a commitment to writing, speaking and critical thinking skills; a commitment to active learning; opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom; and the presence of a diverse, intellectually active and respectful community.

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Paul Boyer is president of Boyer Associates. A founding editor of Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education. Boyer holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Education Theory and Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. from California State University-Chico, and a B.A. from Empire State College

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