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Liberal Arts Colleges and Liberal Arts Education: New Evidence on Impacts: ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 31, Number 3

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8123-5
168 pages
September 2005, Jossey-Bass
Liberal Arts Colleges and Liberal Arts Education: New Evidence on Impacts: ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 31, Number 3 (0787981230) cover image
Executive Summary.

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Background and Warrant for the Study.

Review of Existing Evidence.

Liberal Arts Colleges: Past and Present.

Evidence About the Impacts of Liberal Arts Colleges.

Summary.

The Study.

Datasets Analyzed.

Sample Descriptions.

Effects of Liberal Arts Colleges on Good Practices in Undergraduate Education.

Data and Analyses.

Results.

Total Effects.

Direct Effects.

Conditional Effects.

Timing of Effects.

Effects of Liberal Arts Colleges on Intellectual and Personal Development.

Data and Analyses.

Results.

Total Effects.

Direct Effects.

Additional Analyses.

Timing of Impacts.

Conditional Effects.

Effects of an Institution’s Liberal Arts Emphasis and Students’ Liberal Arts Experiences on Intellectual and Personal Development.

Data and Analyses.

Results.

Liberal Arts Emphasis I.

Liberal Arts Emphasis II.

Liberal Arts Experiences.

Timing of Impacts.

Conditional Effects.

Long-Term Effects of Liberal Arts Colleges.

Data and Analyses.

Results: Total and Direct Effects.

Results: Conditional Effects.

Impacts of Liberal Arts Colleges and Liberal Arts Education: A Summary.

Good Practices.

Intellectual and Personal Development.

Long-Term Effects.

Conditional Effects.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Appendix A: Operational Definitions of Variables.

Appendix B: Statistical Controls Introduced in the Analysis of Different Study Outcomes.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

About the Authors.

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