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ERIC Number: ED430438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-911696-75-X
ISSN: N/A
General Education: The Changing Agenda. The Academy in Transition.
Gaff, Jerry G.
The intent of this discussion paper is to provide a survey of emerging trends in general education reform at institutions of higher education. Ten themes are identified: (1) rethinking the major; (2) concern with student learning beyond course content; (3) an increased emphasis on diversity; (4) the importance of technology; (5) efficiency and effectiveness; (6) the need for more emphasis on implementation strategies in improving general education; (7) new administrative models; (8) the necessity of program assessment; (9) combining of change initiatives; and (10) convergence of two movements one to improve general education and the other concerned with accountability, fiscal responsibility, and prudent management. (Contains 48 references.) (DB)
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: For related report, see HE 032 027. "Third in a series of discussion papers for faculty members and academic leaders."