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ERIC Number: EJ719995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Institutional Change as Scholarly Work: General Education Reform at Portland State University
Tetreault, Mary Kathryn; Rhodes, Terrel
Journal of General Education, v53 n2 p81-106 2004
A feature article in the "Chronicle of Higher Education" reported a campus controversy over an innovative general education program that received praise and attention nationally. In this essay, two administrators, prompted by that article, both tell the story of institutional change and raise theoretical questions about what the controversy reveals about such disagreements in the academy. They contend that disagreements about general education represent larger issues in the academy, about its purposes, its form, its assumptions about human nature, and its beliefs about what constitutes learning. (Contains 15 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon