ERIC Number: ED314001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-21
The Effect of a Truly Liberal Education on Society.
Earl, Archie W., Sr.
A liberal education (in which the student is exposed to a variety of different religions, political systems, economic systems, cultures, types of art work, and types of music) helps the student develop an appreciation of all these entities. In college, students are drawn from different states and school districts, and even different parts of the world. A part of a truly liberal education is the study of the history of engineering and mathematics. Physical education and leisure studies are also important. Such an education will affect society, providing a better work environment as people better understand one another's differences. A truly liberal education will help supervisors and managers realize that workers are capable of making a meaningful contribution to the company or organization, thus resulting in more loyal workers. It is through a truly liberally educated populace that it will be possible to build a great society, and America can become the great nation that the founding fathers intended it to be, where people of different races, sexes, religions, and national origins can find life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A list of 10 suggested readings is appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on General and Liberal Studies (29th, Indianapolis, IN, October 21, 1989).