ERIC Number: ED224401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Extending General Education to the Junior and Senior Years.
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v5 n2 Nov-Dec 1982
Activities are described that illustrate the ways new emphases on structure, liberal arts curriculum, attention to basic skills, a global approach, four-year study courses, and non-lecture pedagogy are being incorporated into college curricula across the country. An opening essay ("The General Education Reform: Accomplishments and Future Agenda") by Carol J. Guardo reports on the reasons behind these recent reforms in general education, cites some of the benefits of the changes, and recommends how faculty members and administrators can maintain the momentum for necessary changes. A second essay ("Thinking Skills and Upper Division General Education Courses") by Ron B. Rembert cautions that before administrators can add an upper division component to their general education program they must determine whether lower division courses provide adequate preparation. Programs at the University of Maryland, College Park, Lewis and Clark College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Albertus Magnus College, Indiana State University, Saint Joseph's College, the University of Houston, California Lutheran College, Davis and Elkins College, Frostburg State College, Lafayette College, and Northwestern University are described, and a list of resources provided. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Seniors, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, General Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Private Colleges, Program Descriptions, State Colleges, Upper Division Colleges
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Shell Companies Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.