ERIC Number: ED173852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
For Publication on Issues in English Education Issue: English Education at the Graduate Level.
Friend, Jewell A.
The American ideal of liberal education affirms faith in the individual and in the human struggle against intellectual dishonesty and conformity and speaks to the intellectual integrity of education, of graduate faculty, and of the choices open to graduate students. However, humanists disagree on such issues as what the products of graduate education should be; whom graduate English education should serve; what characteristics graduate English programs should have; and who is qualified to make responsible choices without jeopardizing either professional integrity or individual freedom of choice. Graduate education in English should be a strong force for the resolution of social conflicts as it provides for cultural and intellectual diversity; it should provide graduate students opportunities to work toward the resolution of national problems. The format of such a graduate program might include courses in sociology, political science, psychobiology, history, art, and architecture, as well as apprenticeships in public service programs. (DF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the combined Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education and Secondary School English Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 15-18, 1979)