ERIC Number: EJ925178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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The Humanities: Why Such a Hard Sell?
Ferrero, David J.
Educational Leadership, v68 n6 p22-26 Mar 2011
Schools have traditionally had the goal of helping students grow in three areas: personal, economic, and civic. In recent years, however, the economic realm has taken precedence, with careers and credentials becoming a focus of education policy. In this article, Ferrero bewails the lack of support for the more personal and civic aims of education and suggests that a strong education in the humanities can bring these forgotten values to the forefront without depriving students of the important economic benefits of education. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Humanities, Educational Policy, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Credentials
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