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ERIC Number: EJ818467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
From the Unity of Truth to Technique and Back Again: The Transformation of Curriculum and Professionalism within Higher Education
Nguyen, Roselynn H.; Null, J. Wesley
American Educational History Journal, v35 n1 p103-116 2008
Upon reviewing the story of higher education from the early eighteenth to the late twentieth century, the authors are able to evaluate the ideals of knowledge and how they have been transformed during this time period. Considering the implications education has on the training of students who become leaders in society, individuals should pay careful attention to the role higher education has played in the preparation of professionals in fields such as medicine and teaching. The ideals held up by universities offer insight into understanding how the working world interacts with professional preparation, as well as how they can once again embrace institutions that operate under the guidance of morality and the unity of truth. This paper thus follows the trajectory of higher education institutions from their initial cultivation of a broad understanding of truth, to the fragmentation of once unified beliefs, and finally to current efforts to recover the ideals of the classical college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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