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ERIC Number: EJ791245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
What Would Boyer Do?
Bucher, Glenn R.; Patton, Jenell J.
About Campus, v9 n2 p2-7 May-Jun 2004
Few have had as great an impact in as many areas of higher education as the late Ernest Boyer. At his memorial service he was called "one of the nation's greatest leaders in education." He was able to zero in on critical issues that go to the very meaning and purpose of education. He felt passionately that education needed to be built on a coherent set of values and a purposeful search for knowledge. He campaigned tirelessly to make community the foundation on which education would be built. These and other views evolved slowly, grounded in his deep religious convictions, a humanist's belief in the power of education, and a deep interest in social change. Today's educators, faced with issues that were embryonic or nonexistent in Boyer's day, are well served by revisiting his beliefs and ideas and asking themselves what he would do. To gain insights into Boyer's ideas, the authors examine Boyer's history and thinking. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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