ERIC Number: ED169813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Chain of Choices, Paths of Inquiry. Renewal of Liberal Education. Executive Summary.
Wuest, Francis J.
The results of "Project Change in Liberal Education" (CLE), which was undertaken by 20 higher education institutions with support from 10 other institutions, are summarized. The project is an intensive effort to develop and evaluate alternatives to traditional patterns of teaching and learning in undergraduate liberal education. The CLE network is based on the following principles: integration of the purpose, form, and process of liberal learning; a sense of shared values and purposes; and acceptance of individual differences in expectations and ability. Task forces have focused upon: alternative curricula for liberal education (especially interdisciplinary and competency based education); liberal education for work and leisure; liberal education for values and human development; liberal education for nontraditional learners; change strategies and educational futures; management of change and faculty development; and evaluation of liberal education. The CLE network develops a larger pool of experience and skills than that available at any one institution, creates an active learning environment through the exchange of information, and opens exploration of alternatives. Selected program descriptions are presented in condensed form to illustrate the range of available choices. (SW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, General Education, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Information Dissemination, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leisure Time, Liberal Arts, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Program Descriptions, Undergraduate Study, Values
Change in Liberal Education, 200 S. Esplanade Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 ($1.00 per copy; $.90 per copy for 20 or more, prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; American Association of Univ. Professors, Washington, DC.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Change in Liberal Education, Leavenworth, KS.
Identifiers: Change in Liberal Education Project
Note: An action-research project for the renewal of undergraduate liberal education.