Selected New Books On Higher Education

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Beyond Reason and Tolerance: The Purpose and Practice of Higher Education, by Robert J. Thompson Jr. (Oxford University Press; 205 pages; $59.95). Emphasizes the developmental aspect of undergraduate education, including the cultivation of empathy and a “personal epistemology.”

Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-­Tier System, edited by Keith Hoeller (Vanderbilt University Press; 264 pages; $55). Writings by 11