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ERIC Number: EJ859762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Recouping the Value of the Humanities
Dass, Nirmal
College Quarterly, v11 n4 Fall 2008
The corporate approach to education is groundless (because a large portion of education in the past, and even still, has always been firmly grounded in the Humanities). So, why this continuous assault on the Humanities? Because educational institutions have bought into the myth that education and the corporate world are hand-in-glove. But by assailing and dismantling the Humanities, have educators not also begun the process of removing the very foundation of liberal democracy--it has not been the corporate world that provided them with ideas which they supposedly cherish--ideas, such as, freedom, personal liberty, human dignity, democracy, and equality. In this article, the author stresses the role and function of Humanities and tries to recoup its value.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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