ERIC Number: ED139340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
General Education and the Plight of Modern Man.
McGrath, Earl J.
There is in the higher education profession a strong and growing segment who believe that although our colleges may be successful in producing well-informed and skilled specialists they do not turn out citizens broadly informed about the complex world in which they live. Consequently, as a people we are unable to cope with our personal and civic problems. These intellectual leaders hold the firm conviction that success in the effort to equip students mentally and morally to lead more effective lives will be contingent upon basic reforms in the structure and the substance of our system of higher education. Once the members of the society of learning focus their attention on the present disordered state of affairs in our culture and the unique resources institutions of higher education have for restoring "a vision of the world in which reverence and order will prevent the riot into which modern society appears to be moving," they will undertake the essential reforms in policy and practice. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), General Education, Higher Education, Individual Development, Intellectual Development, Moral Development, Social Change, Specialization
The Lilly Endowment, Inc., 280l North Meridian St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.