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ERIC Number: EJ861158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
The History Major and Liberal Education
Liberal Education, v95 n2 p40-47 Spr 2009
All disciplines and fields have something important to contribute to liberal learning. History, however, provides something distinctive. This contribution can be enhanced by a more explicit understanding of the relationship between the history major and the broader goals and processes of liberal learning, and through consideration of that relationship in discussions about the curriculum. History as a subject stands as the "domain" of the major; this article is intended to aid reflection on the "objectives" or the educational goals of the major. How does the study of history contribute to liberal learning as a basis for a lifelong engagement with ideas and civic culture?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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