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ERIC Number: EJ1081396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Thinking and Rethinking: The Practical Value of an Honors Education
Herbert, James
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p3-9 Fall-Win 2015
This article describes how James Herbert's career transition to working on the Educational EQuality Project for the College Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities confirmed his belief that a liberal education in honors was good preparation for life. He proposes that his work experience may be illuminating to those who are now supporting or administering honors education. The ability to think and rethink another's thoughts is what he learned in honors education and what turned out to be essential in his work. [This article is a significantly abridged and revised adaptation of an excerpt from James Herbert's book, "To Jonah When You Are Twenty-Five: Taking Jobs Seriously" (2014).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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