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ERIC Number: EJ775569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
On the Practicality of a Liberal Education
Weingartner, Rudolph H.
Liberal Education, v93 n3 p28-31 Sum 2007
For centuries, liberal education did not need to be justified. It was simply the way one came to be educated. However, the curriculum has evolved with the growth of knowledge and changing intellectual fashions over the very long stretch of time from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Now, with the progressive increases in the cost of a college education, people have started to question the practicality of a liberal education. In this article, the author explains what liberal education does for a student and justifies why professional schools should continue requiring it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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