Change Magazine - November-December 2012 | SCUP Links |
it has been a real disappointment that Arum and Roksa, beginning with Academically Adrift, have not been willing to disaggregate their sample of two dozen institutions in order to showcase those that exhibit the characteristics that correlate with better academic performance—and, we now see—postgraduate success. Arum and Roksa merely hinted at this connection in their study of students in college when they found that “students in traditional liberal arts fields… demonstrated significantly higher gains in critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing skills over time.”