ERIC Number: ED146102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Interdisciplinary Dilemma: A Case for Flexibility in Academic Thought. Occasional Paper No. 13.
The need for interdisciplinary education has been brought about by the disintegration of traditional academic boundaries. Presently, for example, archeologists destroy valuable botanical, zoological, and stratigraphic evidence as a result of insufficient multidisciplinary skills. In establishing an interdisciplinary study, the field of anthropology should be the means for coordinating seemingly unrelated studies since this discipline offers the opportunity to explore relationships between the social and biophysical sciences. Such an approach is not meant to replace traditional programs; rather, it is an option which offers new intellectual frontiers. Students seeking an interdisciplinary education should be given all possible assistance. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Anthropology, Archaeology, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Augustana College Library, Rock Island, Illinois 61201 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Augustana Coll., Rock Island, IL.