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ERIC Number: ED146975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Saving the Humanities.
Cohen, Arthur M.
When will community college humanists recognize that their classrooms are diminished, their courses ignored, and their teaching fields assaulted by advocates of other curriculums, not because the humanities are less worthy, but because the advocates of career and medical education, to name but two, have stepped out of the classroom to take vigorous action? Why should those who advocate the humanities not adopt the slogan, "People need defense against dogma?" Why should they be reluctant to impose the value of an appreciation for the highest forms of man's expression of self through his art, literature, and music? The humanities are in a precarious state in our community colleges, not because they are archaic or unworthy or irrelevant but because the people who should speak for them have not raised their voices. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Michigan Community College Arts and Humanities Association Conference (Schoolcraft College, Michigan, November l8-l9, l977)