ERIC Number: ED152191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-11
Reference Count: 0
The Common Core.
Boyer, Ernest L.
Current curricula in institutions of higher education are criticized in this speech for their lack of a common core of education. Several possibilities for developing such a common core include education centered around our common heritage and the challenges of the present. It is suggested that all students must be introduced to the events, individuals, the great ideas, and great literature that have contributed to human gains and losses. In the area of present challenges three proposals are made: (1) all students should be required to master the written and spoken word; (2) the functions of social institutions to which we are all tied should be clarified; and (3) the meaning of vocation should be explained. (SPG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Note: Speech given at the 285th Charter Day Convocation at the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia, February 11, 1978)