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What's the point of going to university? Where did universities start? How has higher education changed over the decades, and is a higher education worth it? These are the questions we'll look at in this section that examines how to get the most from higher education, both from a student's point of view, and society in general.

Education for life, or for work? What is Education For? By Mick Warwicker
This is the fundamental issue facing both universities, and students, and there is no real consensus on whether universities should be preparing people with job skills, or teaching skills that are more universal and less job focused. Here's one view. Hits: 306 )

Universities should educate - employers should train By MAX BLOUW
Should universities be in the business of teaching people how to do jobs? In this article, the idea that universities should educate rather than train is examined. Hits: 341 )

History of higher education in the United States By Wikipedia
Although universities go back to medieval times, the history of higher education in the USA is more recent. Here's a step by step description of the evolution. Hits: 214 )

The Day the Purpose of College Changed - The Chronicle of Higher Education By Dan Berrett
Fascinating and somewhat controversial look at how universities moved away from the pursuit of knowledge to a job training institution. Hits: 224 )

Why Republican Politicians Are Wrong To Push Universities Toward Job Training By Jeffrey Dorfman
Put aside the reference to Republicans here, because the notion that universities should be doing job preparation isn't limited to a political party. Here's an argument against the "job training" function of universities. Hits: 232 )

Where universities have really failed By Todd Pettigrew
Quote: The real betrayal is not that universities have failed to make good on their promise to get their grads good jobs. The real betrayal is that universities, instead of explaining the profound value of what they have to offer, have been making the promise - implicitly or explicitly - that the basic point of university is to get people jobs. Hits: 316 )

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