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Higher Learning Greater Good

Author : Walter W. McMahon
ISBN : 9780801896781
Genre : Education
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A college education has long been acknowledged as essential for both personal success and economic growth. But the measurable value of its nonmonetary benefits has until now been poorly understood. Walter W. McMahon, a leading education economist, carefully describes these benefits and suggests that higher education accrues significant social and private benefits. McMahon's research uncovers a major skill deficit in the United States and other OECD countries owing to technical change and globalization. Yet a college degree brings better job opportunities, higher earnings, and even improved health. Higher education also promotes democracy and sustainable growth and contributes to reduced crime and lower state welfare and prison costs. These social benefits are substantial in relation to the costs of a college education. Offering a human capital perspective on these and other higher education policy issues, McMahon suggests that poor understanding of the value of nonmarket benefits leads to private underinvestment. He offers policy options that can enable state and federal governments to increase investment in higher education. -- David Shulenburger
Category: Education

Higher Learning Greater Good

Author : Walter W. McMahon
ISBN : 9780801890536
Genre : Business & Economics
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A college education has long been acknowledged as essential for both personal success and economic growth. But the measurable value of its nonmonetary benefits has until now been poorly understood. Walter W. McMahon, a leading education economist, carefully describes these benefits and suggests that higher education accrues significant social and private benefits. McMahon's research uncovers a major skill deficit in the United States and other OECD countries owing to technical change and globalization. Yet a college degree brings better job opportunities, higher earnings, and even improved health. Higher education also promotes democracy and sustainable growth and contributes to reduced crime and lower state welfare and prison costs. These social benefits are substantial in relation to the costs of a college education. Offering a human capital perspective on these and other higher education policy issues, McMahon suggests that poor understanding of the value of nonmarket benefits leads to private underinvestment. He offers policy options that can enable state and federal governments to increase investment in higher education.
Category: Business & Economics

Higher Learning Greater Good

Author : Walter W. McMahon
ISBN : 1421424037
Genre : Education
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He offers policy options that can enable state and federal governments to increase investment in higher education.
Category: Education

Design Thinking For The Greater Good

Author : Jeanne Liedtka
ISBN : 9780231545853
Genre : Business & Economics
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Facing especially wicked problems, social-sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them. Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why. As a way to reframe problems, ideate solutions, and iterate toward better answers, design thinking is already well established in the commercial world. Through ten stories of struggles and successes in fields such as health care, education, agriculture, transportation, social services, and security, the authors show how collaborative creativity can shake up even the most entrenched bureaucracies—and provide a practical roadmap for readers to implement these tools. The design thinkers Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, and Daisy Azer explore how major agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services and the Transportation and Security Administration in the United States, as well as organizations in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, have instituted principles of design thinking. In each case, these groups have used the tools of design thinking to reduce risk and manage change, use resources more effectively, bridge the communication gap between parties, and manage the competing demands of diverse stakeholders. Along the way, they have improved the quality of their products and enhanced the experiences of those they serve. These strategies are accessible to analytical and creative types alike, and their benefits extend from an organization's executives to its lowest-level staffers. This book will help today's leaders and thinkers implement these practices in their own pursuit of creative solutions that are both innovative and achievable.
Category: Business & Economics

For The Greater Good Of All

Author : D. Forsyth
ISBN : 9780230116269
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume draws on disciplines as different as Psychology, Anthropology, History and Biology to explain when and why individuals act to promote their own self-interest and when they sacrifice their own outcomes so that others can benefit.
Category: Business & Economics

Greater Good

Author : John A. Quelch
ISBN : 9781422163672
Genre : Business & Economics
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Marketing has a greater purpose, and marketers, a higher calling, than simply selling more widgets, according to John Quelch and Katherine Jocz. In Greater Good, the authors contend that marketing performs an essential societal function--and does so democratically. They maintain that people would benefit if the realms of politics and marketing were informed by one another's best principles and practices. Quelch and Jocz lay out the six fundamental characteristics that marketing and democracy share: (1) exchange of value, such as goods, services, and promises, (2) consumption of goods and services, (3) choice in all decisions, (4) free flow of information, (5) active engagement of a majority of individuals, and (6) inclusion of as many people as possible. Without these six traits, both marketing and democracy would fail, and with them, society. Drawing on current and historical examples from economies around the world, this landmark work illuminates marketing's critical role in the development, growth, and governance of societies. It reveals how good marketing practices improve the political process and--in turn--the practice of democracy itself.
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Well Being And Higher Education

Author : Sally Pingree
ISBN : 0985308869
Genre : College students
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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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Degrees Of Difference

Author : Nancy S. Niemi
ISBN : 9781315521794
Genre : Education
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This volume investigates the dissonance between the supposed advantage held by educated women and their continued lack of economic and political power. Niemi explains the developments of the so-called "female advantage" and "boy crisis" in American higher education, setting them alongside socioeconomic and racial developments in women’s and men’s lives throughout the last 40 years. Exploring the relationship between higher education credentials and their utility in creating political, economic, and social success, Degrees of Difference identifies ways in which gender and academic achievement contribute to women’s and men’s power to shape their lives. This important book brings new light to the issues of power, gender identities, and the role of American higher education in creating gender equity.
Category: Education

Self Education Is Greater Than Higher Education

Author : Miles Goodloe
ISBN : 1540885941
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Why did I write this book? There is a problem in American Higher Education. The problem is, you can go to college, get a degree, and still have no idea what your passion is. Therefore, you will not care about the degree you got. You earned a degree just to say you earned a degree. You should graduate from college and know who you are and what impact you want to make in the world. That is the best way for you to pursue a career that you love and enjoy. The next problem that exists is that you have to live your life in order to know what you like to do. You have to do something. You will not find your passion just going with the flow in life. You will find your passion when you make an intentional effort to create it. It takes thought, practice, and everyday engagement. This way, you know your best passions, talents, skills, and knowledge. You take the previous knowledge of self and implement it in the world to make change. Make change in the world and make change in your pocket! College provides a great space for you to make changes in your life and start over. Take this time to explore your interest and pursue your deepest passions. Unfortunately, most of us do not know how to navigate universities in a manner that benefits us directly. Colleges are getting more difficult to maneuver as a student because we stress about getting a job. Pursue a career instead. A job is for right now. A career is for tomorrow and the next day because you will be able to grow in an industry and thrive. In order to put yourself in the best position to succeed in creating your career is to create your passion and take action. This book will be your guide to finding yourself in a college setting so after graduation you can thrive in society as a professional. Colleges have so many options that it can overwhelm us but when you know who you are, you can dominate your college environment and professional life after graduation. It is super easy to go to class and go to parties and call it a day but that will not make you a better person and professional. That is far from enough to figure out who you truly are and what you are best at. There is some trial and error but those willing to fail are more likely to succeed if they have the perseverance to continue to create themselves despite difficulty. Life is not easy so don't take the easy approach. Go hard or go home! Life may require certain experiences in order for you to flourish in your passion. The earlier you start to create yourself, the better. The world belongs to the young, dedicated, and focused individuals who use their strengths to dominate their lane. You can do that. I believe in you. If you believe in you, then you can achieve anything your mind can conceive. I wrote this book to help you outline your passion, talents, skills, and knowledge so you know who you are and who you want to be. Then, it is up to you, to engage in the activities outlined in this book that will allow you fill the gap between who you are and who you want to be. Enjoy!
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For The Common Good

Author : Charles Dorn
ISBN : 9781501712609
Genre : Education
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Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? Are the humanities coming to an end? What, exactly, is higher education good for? In For the Common Good, Charles Dorn challenges the rhetoric of America’s so-called crisis in higher education by investigating two centuries of college and university history. From the community college to the elite research university—in states from California to Maine—Dorn engages a fundamental question confronted by higher education institutions ever since the nation’s founding: Do colleges and universities contribute to the common good? Tracking changes in the prevailing social ethos between the late eighteenth and early twenty-first centuries, Dorn illustrates the ways in which civic-mindedness, practicality, commercialism, and affluence influenced higher education’s dedication to the public good. Each ethos, long a part of American history and tradition, came to predominate over the others during one of the four chronological periods examined in the book, informing the character of institutional debates and telling the definitive story of its time. For the Common Good demonstrates how two hundred years of political, economic, and social change prompted transformation among colleges and universities—including the establishment of entirely new kinds of institutions—and refashioned higher education in the United States over time in essential and often vibrant ways.
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