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    DescriptionFew books have ever made their presence felt on college campuses - and newspaper opinion pages - as quickly and thoroughly as Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's 2011 landmark study of undergraduates' learning, socialization, and study habits, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. From the moment it was published, one thing was clear: no university could afford to ignore its well-documented and disturbing findings about the failings of undergraduate education. Now Arum and Roksa are back, and their new book follows the same cohort of undergraduates through the rest of their college careers and out into the working world. Built on interviews and detailed surveys of almost a thousand recent college graduates from a diverse range of colleges and universities, Aspiring Adults Adrift reveals a generation facing a difficult transition to adulthood. Recent graduates report trouble finding decent jobs and developing stable romantic relationships, as well as assuming civic and financial responsibility - yet at the same time, they remain surprisingly hopeful and upbeat about their prospects. Analyzing these findings in light of students' performance on standardized tests of general collegiate skills, selectivity of institutions attended, and choice of major, Arum and Roksa not only map out the current state of a generation too often adrift, but enable us to examine the relationship between college experiences and tentative transitions to adulthood. Sure to be widely discussed, Aspiring Adults Adrift will compel us once again to re-examine the aims, approaches, and achievements of higher education.

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    Aspiring Adults Adrift
    Tentative Transitions of College Graduates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Arum, By (author) Roska Josipa
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 449 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226197289
    ISBN 10: 022619728X

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    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000, EDU003000
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    LC classification: LC191.94 .A78 2014
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    Illustrations note
    12 halftones, 19 line drawings, 18 tables
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    06 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Richard Arum is professor in the Department of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University and senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Josipa Roksa is associate professor of sociology and education and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Virginia.
    Review quote
    "Seriously researched, rich in data.... They excavate a world of ugly facts and unsatisfactory practices that has the gritty look and feel of reality-a reality that has little to do with the glossy hype of world university ratings.... In Academically Adrift, Arum and Roksa paint a chilling portrait of what the university curriculum has become." (Anthony Grafton, New York Review of Books)"