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ERIC Number: EJ864471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Energizing Liberal Education
Mulcahy, D. G.
College Quarterly, v12 n1 Win 2009
This paper draws on some of the classic literature on the subject along with recent scholarship addressing the increasingly urgent question of the continuing viability of liberal education in colleges and universities worldwide. This literature raises issues concerning the historical idea of a liberal education and points to new directions for the future. The article calls for a reconsideration of liberal education, paying particular attention to the claims of practical knowledge for inclusion in the curriculum. The article concludes that the literature points to the need for new a conception of a venerable idea.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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