ERIC Number: ED123999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Liberal Studies and Career Education.
Via, Anthony P., Ed.
This collection of presentations at the Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education includes four papers on the general subject of the place of liberal studies in career education. "Liberal and Career Education: A Pragmatic View" points out that the most practical kind of education that colleges can supply is a strong formation in theory; and one of the better ways of refining theoretical skills is through the mastery of a practical art, science, or skill; and the curriculum and advisory system of colleges and universities should embody a well-thought out union between the theoretical and the practical. "A Sense of Community in Career Education" distinguishes between the two aspects of career education, preparation for work and preparation for job, and makes the case that liberal studies are an essential component of career education because liberal studies are instrumental to the discovery of work. "Liberal Studies and Career Education: A Community College Viewpoint" stresses the importance of a liberal education involving the development of nearly every dimension of human cognition and behavior and providing the tools to ask relevant questions. "How To Be, To Do, To Do Without, To Depart" philosophically points to liberal education as assisting the student to determine what he wants out of life. (JMF)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Special Degree Programs, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Oregon State Univ. Press, Box 689, Corvallis, Oregon 97330 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education (36th, Spokane, Wash., June 13-14, 1974)