Quote of the Day – Robert Greenleaf

16 Apr

“How did we get to the decision that a traditional university education was right for 50 percent of the population? And now that we have done it, do we like the result?

“I have not been able to find the reasoning in answer to the first question. And I suspect that, when our thoughts get collected, the answer to the second question will be no.

“What then will we do with these vast institutions that have been built in the past twenty-five years when we moved from 15 percent of college-age people in the universities to 50 percent? And what alternatives will we offer to the perhaps two-thirds or more of those now in traditional academic environments who want a different kind of education? The lack of answers to these questions defines part of the plight of higher education today.”

– Robert Greenleaf, Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness, p. 87

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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Education


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