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ERIC Number: EJ813013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
The Decline and Revival of Liberal Learning at Duke: The Focus and Gerst Programs
Nieli, Russell
Academic Questions, v20 n3 p177-210 Sep 2007
Small programs can make a big difference on college campuses. At Duke University, a few dedicated people, with the support of college administrators, exploited the all-too-evident liabilities of curriculum fragmentation, political correctness, and the lack of direction felt by undergraduate students to create intellectually valuable and stimulating new offerings. Russell Nieli tells how the Gerst and Focus programs have influenced that university and others across America. (Contains 39 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina