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ERIC Number: ED116508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 43
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Liberal Arts: Education and Employability.
Jacobus, Peter H.
The liberal arts have always been considered the purest form of education and its proponents have vigorously defended it against the encroachments of "practicalism." But if we can legitimately claim that liberal arts are truly an education for life, we must remind ourselves that work is the most significant ingredient of our post-educational experiences. We must re-open the liberal arts curriculum to its fullest extent. Six categories of study are used to examine the various options for liberal arts graduates; physical sicences, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, and preprofessional. The student, in trying to fit himself into a particular job slot, should try to think in terms of interests, skills, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and in what type of work setting he would be most comfortable. Ultimately the usefulness of the job hunting resources and techniques at your disposal will depend on three factors: (1) your background and qualifications, (2) the type of work you are looking for, and (3) the setting in which you will feel most comfortable. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.