ERIC Number: EJ887886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Integrated General Education: A Brief Look Back
Wehlburg, Catherine M.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n121 p3-11 Spr 2010
By tracing the historical roots of general education, we can make many of our current issues and problems in general education more understandable. This chapter is an overview of historical trends that have taken general education from the concept of a unified curriculum with no distinction between "specialized" and "general" education to the current distribution requirement that many institutions use.
Descriptors: General Education, Educational History, Trend Analysis, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Trends, Undergraduate Study, Higher Education, United States History, Social Change, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Change, Majors (Students)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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