ERIC Number: ED110148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
The Future of the Humanities in the Community College. [Conference Summary].
Thiroux, Jacques P., Ed.
The keynote speaker at this conference reviewed the ways to overcome the separation between humanists and what is conceived to be the real world. Humanists must not only foster greater appreciation of the arts and expose people to the background of human culture, but engage in direct interaction with critical issues and long-term social choices. This will enhance life and increase the chances of survival. Results and conclusions of conference discussion groups are presented for the following topics: Different and Valid Approaches to Teaching the Humanities--What Are They?; Can or Should Morality Be Taught in the Humanities?; Should the Humanities Be Popularized?; What Kind of Humanities Courses Should Be Offered for Non-Transfer Students?; What Problems Are There in Communicating the Humanities, and How Can They Be Solved?; How Can the Humanities and Vocational-Technical Education Co-Exist?; What Is the Status of Humanities Courses for Ethnic Minorities and Women?; and What New Directions Will and Should the Humanities Take? In a special report, a new approach to general education is presented which allows students to choose a set of goals (basic skills, political awareness, etc.) for which a list of courses has been developed. (MJK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.
Note: Summary of the Proceedings of a conference held at Bakersfield College, April 4, 1975