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ERIC Number: ED122662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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The Heritage and Purposes of Higher Education.
Cowley, W. H.
A historical review of higher education is offered, with mention made of particular individual contributors in the field. The significance of the historical continuum is related to the function of post-secondary education. It is suggested that colleges and universities perform many functions for society, including educating students, investigating the nature of the world and of man, conserving the heritage of the race in libraries and museums, screening out those unfit for the more difficult occupations, criticizing society and its practices, acclaiming worthy individuals by means of honorary degrees, and providing a haven for creative individuals. The difference between function and purpose is stressed. The meaning of liberal arts and liberal education is also examined, with historical references cited. (LBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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