ERIC Number: ED188528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Liberal and Technical-Professional Studies: A Societal Perspective on General Education. Teaching-Learning Issues, No. 41, Fall 1979.
Reynolds, Charles H.
The need to develop educational programs in universities that respond to the current need for liberally educated technical-professionals and employable liberal studies majors is considered. It is contended that few faculty are currently skilled to offer, and that no curriculum in higher education currently demands, sufficient and appropriate general education courses that fit our societal need for liberally educated technical-professionals. Implementing this proposal will require both professional development efforts by faculty and curricular restructuring in academic requirements. The following background considerations to the proposal are discussed: (1) faculty and their understanding of their proper professional role, (2) certain changes in our social system that bring to question current curricula, and (3) expectations of students concerning a university education. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
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