ERIC Number: ED058849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Toward a New Liberal Education.
Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.
This is a report of a symposium held at Southern Illinois University to raise and study issues about liberal education in colleges and universities. The rationale underlying this particular topic centered around the feeling that the conventional approaches, formats, and content of liberal education are inappropriate to the educational needs of contemporary youth. The symposium was divided into 7 sessions conducted over 3 days. The opening session dealt with the present state of affairs in liberal arts education; the second was devoted to specific proposals for charting new courses involving a more creative usage of teachers of liberal arts; the third session was devoted to a discussion of some of the premises upon which the new liberal education can be based; the fourth session focused on the function of the teaching of science and technology in the new liberal arts; the fifth session turned attention to the problem of the teaching of values in the liberal arts; the sixth session centered around the question of the function of liberal education for social responsibility; and the final session looked toward the future roles for liberal education. (HS)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Planning, Relevance (Education)
Southern Illinois University, Experimental Studies Symposium, Edwardsville, Illinois ($2.00; $1.50 for orders of 25 or more)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.