ERIC Number: ED282801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Transforming the Liberal Curriculum: Rewriting the Story of Sophie and Emile. Working Paper No. 156.
Martin, Jane Roland
The growing body of literature on transforming the curriculum through the study of women contains several strands which serve as evidence of the range of issues this body of work addresses. It is argued that the genderized ideal of the educated person is an inadequate guide to the education of either sex in the late twentieth century United States. The genderized nature of the assumptions that make up the philosophical framework of the liberal curriculum will be revealed through a discussion of the work of Mary Wollstonecraft, John Dewey, Rousseau, and Plato. In conclusion, the transformational project's own prospects of success will be much improved if its adherents acknowledge the need not only to radically change the liberal curriculum but also to redefine both liberal education and its goals. (BZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.