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ERIC Number: EJ1002377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Selling Students on the Character of Liberal Arts: A Benefit of Worldview Awareness in Education?
Newell, Ted
Journal of General Education, v61 n3 p294-304 2012
Emile Durkheim, the sociologist and education professor, said that the personality developed by a form of literary study was contrary to genuinely Christian character. Provoked by this insight, the author explores whether a Christian university's reliance on classical liberal arts education might be working against its desires for the character of graduates. He is asking if academic teaching can sponsor Christian transformation. He concludes by concurring with Durkheim that academic methods and content taken straight undercut Christian faithfulness by emphasizing individual glory. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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