ERIC Number: ED179162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
New Approaches to General Education-II. The Forum for Liberal Education, Volume II, Number 2, November, 1979.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Eight new approaches to collegiate general education are described. In an introductory overview article, "Toward the Reconstruction of General Education," Jerry Gaff, director of a project on general education models, provides specific suggestions for institutional renewal, such as the formation of a task force, composed of faculty, students, and administrators, to prepare a plan for curricular revision. The following are the eight programs briefly described: Cedar Valley College's "Skills for Living," a program to identify skills for life enrichment to be infused into all programs at the college; University of California at Berkeley's College Seminar Program, a limited enrollment program offering freshmen and sophomores a two-year program of intensive study in small, interdisciplinary seminars; Wheeling College's Faculty Development Workshops, which focus on students' reading and writing problems; Appalachian State University's Bachelor of Technology Program, a program which accepts only graduates with Associate of Applied Science degrees for training as instructors in two-year colleges and technical institutions or as technicians for industry with broad educational backgrounds; Haverford College's General Education Program, a program requiring students to show competence in seven elements of dimensions present in many courses (such as history, being and value); Ottawa University's "Vocation and the Liberal Arts," an issue-oriented core of six courses; Johnson County Community College's General Education Modules, a program of modules focusing on humanities issues and integrated into existing occupational program courses; and Luther College's "Paideia," a freshman requirement concentrating on a classical background. An update on two previously described courses and 22 other programs are listed. Contact persons at each institution are also reported. (PHR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Case Studies, Colleges, Core Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, General Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Seminars, Universities, Workshops
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.