ERIC Number: EJ746035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 5
Liberal Education and "Social Justice"
Schall, James V.
Liberal Education, v92 n4 p44-47 Fall 2006
"Ivy-clad towers" in academia still exist today and always, they require their students to spend considerable time in community service to learn about social justice. The poor almost seem to exist so that academics can study them or so that university students can elevate their own consciousness by serving them for a short period. As such, "volunteering" has become, ironically, an obligation for graduation. In this article, the author questions this practice among higher education institutions. The author also explains the real meaning of liberal education and social justice. He also examines the relationship between social justice and liberal education.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Liberal Arts, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Graduation Requirements, Justice, Consciousness Raising, College Students, Volunteers, Social Values, Service Learning, General Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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