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ERIC Number: EJ854070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Whither the Great Books?
Casement, William
Academic Questions, v15 n4 p36-51 Sep 2002
The decades since the 1960s have been unfortunate in many respects for American higher education, but things are not uniformly bleak. Here and there, the study of Great Books persists. The general picture that is available, then, of the health of great-books study in colleges today is mixed. High-visibility news stories, along with curriculum studies and widely read books, present both high points and low points. But a clear-cut overview of where the great-books movement stands today lies beyond impressions or generalizations drawn from these sources. This article begins with some background history, and continues with a comprehensive list of specific programs currently in operation, along with an understanding of the various models they follow and issues debated among them. The reader is sent to http://www.nas.org/new.html where this list of specific programs, uncovered at institutions nationwide, may be found. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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