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Enger, Rolf C.; Jones, Steven K.; Born, Dana H. – Liberal Education, 2010
Located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is one of the nation's federally funded military service academies. With an enrollment of approximately 4,400 undergraduates, the academy offers an integrated four-year curriculum of academics, athletics, leadership and character development, military…
Descriptors: Military Service, General Education, Military Personnel, War
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Keith, Bruce – Liberal Education, 2010
Think of the United States Military Academy and the typical images are of duty, character, leadership, and possibly even regimented conformity. Intellectual liberation, integrative innovation, and holistic development--hallmarks of a liberal education--are not always associated with the public's perception of the West Point experience. Yet,…
Descriptors: General Education, Transformative Learning, Innovation, Liberal Arts
Gaines, Francis P. – Liberal Education, 2004
Since the GI Bill radically changed U.S. higher education, the question arose as to whether (then) American Association of Colleges, AAC was involved in the planning and implementation of the GI Bill that brought service men and women to college and university campuses. The answer is that the Association was deeply involved, if one looks at the…
Descriptors: Military Training, Veterans Education, Educational Legislation, Veterans
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Goodpaster, Andrew J. – Liberal Education, 1979
The overall military ethic, which suggests that the military exists to serve to protect national values in accordance with the Constitution and the government it established, is examined. Also considered are the military's internal ethics, which influence how well the military as an institution does its job. (JMF)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Ethics, Government (Administrative Body), Military Organizations
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Carver, Curtis A.; And Others – Liberal Education, 1996
An approach has been developed at the US Military Academy (New York) to supplement computer-assisted instruction for weaker students. Four components include computerized grading and feedback on nightly assignments, in-class group exercises that are quickly graded, an adaptive hypermedia interface to the hypermedia course based on individual…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, College Curriculum, College Instruction