Tomorrow’s College: A Three-Part Series

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American RadioWorks recently published a three-part series on Tomorrow’s College, which takes a close look at the competitive 21st century economy and the growing need for higher education.
The series, which includes “Some College, No Degree,” “Don’t Lecture Me,” and “Who Needs An English Major,” targets major questions surrounding college in today’s economy, including:

  • Why is college so important in today’s economy?
  • Why are so many college students failing to attain a degree?
  • What type of education matters?
  • Which degrees are most valuable on the market today?
Some College, No Degree

This segment takes a look at the reasons why so many college students drop out of college and the struggle that they face when returning later in life. The documentary points to online learning as a solution to college-bound adults who need alternative solutions to education to fit their busy lifestyles. Read the article “Some College, No Degree: Online Learning Makes Returning to College Possible” on Getting Smart for an in-depth look at the audio documentary through the views and opinions of Producer Emily Hanford.

Don’t Lecture Me

Don’t Lecture Me,” takes a look at the college make up and the time students spend in lecture-style classes despite leading research that points to better learning methods. The documentary takes a look at expert opinions that argue the need for better education for more well-educated workers in the 21st century.

Who Needs An English Major?

Who Needs An English Major?” looks at the declining majors in liberal arts programs such as English, philosophy or history and the increase in the most popular American major – business. This documentary takes a look at the opinions of liberal arts advocates who argue that a healthy democracy needs leaders with diverse educational backgrounds.

Learn more about Tomorrow’s College by American PublicWorks.

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