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ERIC Number: ED027452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-Mar
Pages: 75
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New Directions in Liberal Education for Executives.
Siegle, Peter E.
In a discussion of several liberal education programs for executives, those run for American Telephone and Telegraph at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College, Williams College, Northwestern University, and programs at Clark University, Southwestern University, Wabash College, Pomona College, Aspen Institute, the University of Denver, the University of Akron, and the Vassar Institute are outlined and compared. All the programs stem from industry's awareness that to develop his full potential, a person needs to have a broad education rather than merely a specialty; the assumption is made that for many people, a liberal education is most profitable after years of a specialized job, rather than before, and a special, often residential, program must be devised so that one can see liberal education in the context of one's daily life. The programs are noncredit, have few participants in order to encourage discussion, emphasize humanities and values, try to provide experiences greatly different from those of daily life, and have had difficulties in attempting followup and evaluation. Descriptions of the curriculum, methods, and qualifications for enrollment are given for each program. (jf)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.