ERIC Number: EJ628199
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Liberal Studies and Professional Specialization: An Historical Review.
Lattuca, Lisa R.; Stark, Joan S.
Peer Review, v3 n2 p4-8 Win 2001
Discusses the historical context of the relationship between liberal study and professional specialization in higher education. Describes the emergence of three different university missions during the 19th century (utilitarian, research, liberal arts), shifting emphases during the 20th century, the current diversity in undergraduate education, and possible integration of the two emphases. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Role, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, History, Liberal Arts, Professional Education, Relevance (Education), Specialization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Portions of this article originally appeared in "Shaping the College Curriculum: Academic Plans in Actions," by Joan Stark and Lisa Lattuca, published in 1997 by Allyn & Bacon, Needham Heights, MA.