ERIC Number: ED201633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Liberal Education and Health Education: Options for Articulation in Higher Education.
Dwore, Richard B.
This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of liberal education and and considers options for articulation between them in higher education. While the two fields seem unrelated, closer inspection of how each field defines itself and views its goals and objectives leads to the conclusion that they have many similar processes and affective characteristics. Potential advantages of moving toward greater articulation between the two fields are examined. As an example, it is suggested that, in the area of values and ethics, a biomedical ethics course could have a philosophy component concentrating on theoretical aspects, and a health education components, focusing on applications to community situations. Faculty and students from both areas could benefit from interchanges of perspectives through interdisciplinary seminars, team-taught classes, and jointly conducted research and service projects. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Boston, MA, April, 1981).