ERIC Number: ED169877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Revamping Core Curricula. AAHE-ERIC/Higher Education Research Currents, May 1979.
Shulman, Carol Herrnstadt
The core curriculum concept and reasons behind the current momentum for curricular reform are examined, and the issues involved in institutionalizing new core curricular ideas are exemplified. Reform follows from changes in the character of undergraduate education toward less restrictive, more diffuse requirements in the area of general education and increased time spent in major fields of study. General education and the idea of liberal arts are discussed. Core courses are shown to be interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary, and educational goals are more concerned with learning processes than with content. Core curriculum programs at Austin College, Harvard University, Pacific Lutheran University, and Saint Joseph's College are described briefly. (SW)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, General Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Literature Reviews, Program Descriptions, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.