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ERIC Number: ED216665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
General Education: A New Force in Student Development.
Hickerson, J. Douglas
Student development philosophy, based solely on the behavioral sciences and a romantic humanistic philosophy, is not adequate for meeting human needs in contemporary society. The concepts of holism, humanism, pragmatism, and individualism are all part of this student development philosophy but have been distorted. The literature on student development reflects these distortions. General education, emphasizing the humanities in the curriculum, provides the needed perspective and substance that the philosophy currently lacks. It provides an enlightened form of humanism, in which self-fulfillment is part of human fulfillment. The general education curriculum provides the competencies that satisfy the essential human need for meaning in nature and knowledge: creating, discovering, enjoying, perceiving, and acting. The elements in the curriculum that provide these competencies are language, mathematics, science, arts, personal relations, morals, history, religion, and philosophy. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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