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Postsecondary Education's Roles in Social Mobility and Social Justice PDF - Higher education plays a unique role in our society. There is no escaping a university's obligation to try to serve the long-run interests of society defined in the broadest and least parochial terms, and to do so through two principal activities: advancing knowledge and educating students who in turn will serve others, within this nation and beyond it, both through their specific vocations and as citizens. Universities therefore are responsible for imparting civic and democratic values that are essential to the functioning of our nation. (William G. Bowen, Briefing Papers: Transforming Postsecondary Education for the 21st Century, Education Commission of the States, June 1999)...
Author: Anna West
Publisher: ECS

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