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ERIC Number: ED361287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 22
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Integrating the Study of Liberal Arts and Education.
Hatfield, Robert C.
This paper presents a proposal for integrating liberal arts study within teacher education programs for the purpose of improving education through change in the education curriculum, the role of educators, the education of educators, the cooperation of educational agencies, and the place of education and knowledge in society. An extensive literature review and discussions of liberal arts and education goals, a social knowledge system, and societal needs are presented. In the program described, the liberal arts curriculum would provide a comprehensive program of the study of concepts from psychology, sociology, and anthropology which relate to human learning and development. Areas of study from the field of education would include the educational system, the educative process, professional ethics and responsibilities, and teaching functions and skills. The study of liberal arts provides a foundation for the study of education by meeting the goals for the development of intellectual skills, value and belief systems, an attitude of public service, and an overall perspective on the knowledge system. The paper concludes with a discussion of the principles embedded in the proposal and the road to improvement. (Contains 13 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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