ERIC Number: ED165660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
New Approaches to General Education. The Forum for Liberal Education. November 1978.
Mohrman, Kathryn, Ed.
This bulletin focuses on general education programs and also provides an update on four core curriculum projects. One viewpoint on general education is presented by Theodore D. Lockwood in an article entitled, "A Skeptical Look at the General Education Movement." The following general education programs of six colleges are described: Brigham Young University's general education program, North Texas State University's interdisciplinary liberal arts and science program, St. Anselm's College's portraits of human greatness program, Bowdoin College's senior center, Gustavus Adolphus College's program to strengthen the humanities, and Illinois Central College's DOORS program. The philosophies and approaches vary widely, from college-wide competency requirements to optional thematic clusters, from Piagetian programs for poorly-prepared students to better integration of science concepts in required courses. A list of resources and short descriptions of additional institutions that have general education programs are included. The update section of the bulletin describes four programs concerned with the core curriculum that have undergone significant changes and developments. The following four schools were among the seven institutions featured in the October 1977 issue of the bulletin on core curriculum: Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Los Medanos College, and St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. Progress of their programs is described. (SW)
Descriptors: Bulletins, College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Directories, Educational Philosophy, General Education, Higher Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Program Descriptions
FORUM, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Sponsor: Shell Companies Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.