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ERIC Number: EJ850680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Wasting Away: Chicago's Declining Core
Kissel, Adam
Academic Questions, v22 n3 p298-313 Sep 2009
The University of Chicago met widespread national opposition ten years ago after it instituted a new, less demanding core curriculum to make way for more electives. It was part of a plan to make the curriculum significantly less demanding in order to attract more students and improve the school's bottom line in a time of putative budget deficits. In this article, the author carefully documents the minute curricular dismantling that began during the 1990s that has greatly weakened the famous and vigorous core of the University of Chicago. (Contains 1 table and 20 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois