ERIC Number: ED129203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Liberal Arts and Career Development.
Seiniger, William B.
Education continues to be blamed for many of society's ills and the liberal arts and the occupational training advocates continue to argue about which is more important. What is needed is a new perspective that focuses on education as the acquisition of basic and general skills rather than the acquisition of either knowledge per se or narrow technical skills alone. Skill is defined as the ability to use one's knowledge effectively and readily in execution or performance; career is defined as a course of continued progress, a profession, or calling. Their interrelationship is pyramidal, with skills leading toward careers. It is suggested that emphasis is needed on basic general skills, with efforts made to show students how these can be applied to certain career jobs in a practical way. Experiential learning opportunities to supplement a student's academic work are advocated. An example of a liberal arts college offering a specialty in transportation planning and analysis is given, and recommended courses are listed. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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