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ERIC Number: ED145787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 28
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Values and Higher Education; Some Observations.
Barksdale, Milton Kendall
An original purpose of higher education in the United States was personal development through acculturation to the classics and to moral principles. Other purposes, those of economics, political orientation, and service, have frequently overshadowed that original goal. It may be that higher education institutions have neglected personal development, to the detriment of the entire education process. Yet there has always remained the belief that the college experience can transform the lives of students. Descriptive procedures and formal instruments for the assessment of the transformation have been prepared. Suggestions have been made by researchers as to possible approaches for teaching ethics or analyzing values. Such efforts provide hope for some educators of a renewed commitment to the basic purposes of education. (MSE)
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