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ERIC Number: ED185923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Proposal for a New College.
Abbs, Peter; Carey, Graham
It is argued that in an age of decelerated expansion, cultural values must replace consumption; that the local, small, and organic must replace the international, large, and synthetic. One radical college is proposed as a center for this kind of change. Its inspiration is seen in the past: stable primitive communities, classical treatises, monastic foundations, pioneering institutions of higher learning such as Ruskin College, the Bauhaus, and Black Mountain College. The proposal draws on literature, historical events and institutions, and present-day institutions from around the world. The new college proposed would be democratic, self-managing, small, and residential. Its central aim would be to unify the experience of living and learning, of community and culture, of economy and academy. The institution is described in theory but in little detail. The proposed curriculum is briefly outlined. Appended are a bibliography and list of references. (MSE)
Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 4 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833 ($6.50)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bauhaus; Black Mountain College NC; Ruskin College (England)