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ERIC Number: ED305332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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Education and the Liberal Arts.
Ediger, Marlow
This discussion on the merits of requiring four years of general education studies for prospective teachers focuses on the philosophical ingredients of liberal arts courses. One, perennialism, advocates students learning content from great minds of the past. The other, essentialism, emphasizes that basic subject matter can be identified and taught to all students. The values inherent in these two philosophies are discussed in the light of their relevance to teaching and the general literacy of teachers. Some recommendations are made for incorporating liberal arts education into the preservice preparation of teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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