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ERIC Number: ED062337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 111
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Liberal Education and Journalism.
Dressel, Paul L.
A study of liberal education in undergraduate professional schools is presented. Eight types of professional schools were included: agriculture, business administration, education, engineering, journalism, music, nursing, and pharmacy. The study has been conducted along several lines. The first project consisted of the preparation of an extensive but selected and annotated bibliography, in each of the eight fields, covering (1) the historical origins of liberal education as a part of professional courses of study, and (2) the present status of liberal studies as represented in catalogues, in official institutional pronouncements, in the published documents of accrediting bodies, and in professional literature. A second inquiry was concerned with a statistical analysis of the attitudes of faculty members in representative professional schools of all eight varieties. A third approach consisted of visits to a small number of institutions selected to represent each group on the basis of geographical location, public or private support, size of student body, and other factors of statistical significance. In this monograph, concerned with undergraduate education in journalism, are brought together the results of the earlier studies of the historical development of journalism education and of the analysis of faculty members' attitudes toward liberal arts subjects. (Author/CK)
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10027 ($1.50)
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