ERIC Number: ED259786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May-16
Reference Count: N/A
A Colloquium Review of "To Reclaim a Legacy." Presented at Hagerstown Junior College (Hagerstown, Maryland, May 16, 1985).
Kepple, Ronald A.; And Others
In response to William J. Bennett's "To Reclaim a Legacy: A Report on the Humanities in Higher Education," five essays provide insights into the humanities from varying perspectives. "Humanities Education and Business," by John A. Ziegler, underscores the importance of a liberal education in business and industry, considering writing skills and conceptual skills to be of particular value in managerial and professional jobs. "Humanities in Higher Education," by Roslyn Rutstein, describes the importance of the humanities to the total development of human beings, their senses, cognitive abilities, values, communication skills, and creativity. "Science and the Humanities," by Robert G. Stenger, argues that scientists, better than most, recognize the need for a broad background in human knowledge if meaningful solutions are to be found to human problems, endorsing science classes that emphasize the climate, culture, and historical settings in which discoveries have taken place; that introduce social concerns; and that foster and encourage cross-current contact. "Linking Heads, Hearts, and Hands: Humanities and the College Curriculum," by Michael H. Parsons, reviews the positions of Bennett and other educational leaders with respect to the development of linkages among fields to create a community of learning, and examines recent assessments of the status of American higher education that suggest directions to be taken in the attainment of this goal. Finally, "A United and Integrated Effort toward Reclaiming the Legacy," by Ronald A. Kepple, notes the problems and conditions that have resulted in the decline of the humanities. (AYC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.