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ERIC Number: ED156041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Case for a Common Core.
Boyer, Ernest L.
American commitment to education is not just a commitment to access but to excellence as well. We need to ask again the hard questions about our academic purposes. Is there a conscious organization to the curriculum today? The answer is a cautious affirmative, for the goal of diversity has taken us, academically, far from shore. A college curriculum that suggests that students have nothing in common is as flawed as one that suggests they are all alike. A new core curriculum should be built on the central porposition that we do have common experiences that can and must be shared. We should begin to rediscover the true meaning of liberal education. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Keynote address at the joint University of California/California State University and Colleges conference on "Undergraduate Education: Beyond the Disciplines" (Asilomar, California, April 1978); Best copy available