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ERIC Number: EJ796337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
An Inconvenient Curriculum
Ford, Marcus; Friederici, Peter
Educational Forum, v71 n4 p296-298 Dec 2007
If colleges and universities are to live up to their responsibility to educate tomorrow's decision makers, they must develop a different, less convenient, curriculum: one that addresses real-world issues. Granted, most universities already have courses dealing with some of these issues; however, these courses often are buried within majors and tend to be upper-division courses that have prerequisites. As a result, students can graduate having completed all of their liberal studies or general education requirements and all of the courses required in their majors and know next to nothing about the world around them. General education requirements must be reconfigured so that they address the global and regional issues to which students will have to respond in their lifetimes. A university curriculum that focuses attention on real-world issues--however inconvenient--is more useful than one that does not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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