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ERIC Number: ED156617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
An Experiential Interpersonal Relations Course [And] Humanistic Higher Education--A Historical Sketch [And] To Grade Is To Degrade.
Friedell, Morris
The document comprises three papers which focus on humanistic education. The first paper describes a bibliography for use in a college level interpersonal relations course. Objectives of the course are to encourage students to relate to other people and to reflect upon theories of interpersonal phenomena. The second paper examines humanistic education throughout history and presents excerpts from Socrates, Thucydides, Chuang-tzu, Goethe, John Stuart Mill, and Bertrand Russell. References to Jewish, Christian, and Buddhist religious writings are included. The third paper maintains that the hypocrisy of grading can be mitigated if teachers refuse to assign grades or if they grade liberally. Among the negative effects of grading are that it is coercive, increases respect for authority rather than knowledge, discourages an intellectual atmosphere, and prevents the development of self-motivation. A bibliography accompanies each paper. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (Omaha, Nebraska, April 12-15, 1978); Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document