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ERIC Number: EJ850678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Acres of Rhinestones: Temple Betrays Its Heritage
Zelnick, Stephen
Academic Questions, v22 n3 p272-283 Sep 2009
Liberal education has been disappearing, and what remains is diminished and compromised. At Temple University, the largest department in the college of liberal arts is criminal justice. The second largest is counseling psychology, and the humanities disciplines have become left-veering sociology. While islands of traditional learning survive, the one reliable outpost at Temple had been the "Intellectual Heritage Program," established in 1986, which was comprised of required courses in the Great Books. In fall 2008, Temple replaced this celebrated program with "Mosaic," a dramatically different approach to the classics. This article traces the continuing erosion of liberal education at one university and the justifications for these corrosive innovations. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania