ERIC Number: ED245581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Gamson, Zelda F.; And Others
Issues pertaining to a liberal education are examined, and information is included on 14 programs in liberal education that were were part of the U.S. Department of Education's National Project IV. The goals of liberal education and ways of achieving goals covered. A transcript of a discussion on liberal education in the 1980s is provided. Zelda F. Gamson's chapter "Educating Students for Critical Awareness" includes information on Saint Joseph's general education curricula and the external degree program at Johnson State College. Programs at Hampshire College and Radcliffe College are described in two chapters written jointly by Jamie Beth Catlin and Z. Gamson--"Preparing Students to Use What They Learn" and "Helping Students Make Choices in Their Lives." Approaches to constructing a liberating education are addressed by the following chapters and authors: "Creating a Lively Academic Community" (Z. Gamson, Patrick J. Hill); "Inspiring Teachers to Revitalize Teaching" (Nancy B. Black, Michael R. Mills); and "Modifying Course Content to Encourage Critical Awareness" (John Nichols, Z. Gamson). Three articles on promoting change include "Evaluation to Sustain Change" (Terry Heitz Rogers). Information on approaches to self-assessment used by National Project IV participants and a site visit protocol are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Programs, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, External Degree Programs, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Student Development, Student Participation
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, Department 62425, P.O. Box 62000, San Francisco, CA 94162 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Project IV
Note: Jossey-Bass Higher Education Series.