Higher Education Shaping the Unscripted Future: The Imperative to Affirm Human Values in Transformative Times

  • Laurie N. DiPadova-StocksEmail author
Part of the Advances in Business Education and Training book series (ABET, volume 6)


This chapter employs micro-and macro levels of analyses to provide a broad overview of the foundational role of higher education in shaping the future of nations, societies, and individuals, reinforcing values and strengthening the social fabric. The function of scripts as pathways for an individual’s future is detailed, as is how higher education may be used to change the script of one’s life. The discussion of individual scripts is applied to the shaping of societies and nations. Key values that provide a common grounding for decisions in uncertain times are also discussed.


High Education Human Dignity United States Constitution Universal Declaration Social Fabric 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Hauptmann School of Public AffairsPark UniversityParkvilleUSA

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