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ERIC Number: EJ1134330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2157-6254
General Education: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future
Gersten, Karen S.
Higher Learning Research Communications, v2 n2 p8-17 Jun 2012
This article explores the widening gap between business and societal needs and current general education curricula. Research is presented that documents gaps between projected needs of industry and current practices in postsecondary education, especially in the general education areas. Positive efforts to close the gap are highlighted. Changing regulatory environments are also presented, some that support forward-thinking approaches to liberal education and others that revert to traditional educational practices. With a focus on adaptability and intentional teaching and learning, some recommendations are introduced for flexible curriculum, intentional pedagogy, and a backwards approach to the teaching-learning enterprise that begins with the authentic assessment of student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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