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What is a liberal education

Franklin H. Head

What is a liberal education

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by Franklin H. Head

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Published by E.H. Roberts, Printers in Utica, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education, Higher.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementdelivered by Hon. Franklin H. Head, of Chicago, Ill., before the Alumni Association of Hamilton College, at Clinton, N.Y., Wednesday, June 27, 1883.
    ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress), Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsYA 14365
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p. ;
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL594507M
    LC Control Number96186490


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This is a marvelous book. It clearly defines what a liberal education is, describes the history of universities through the ages, explains different models for running universities and other organizations of learning, and debunks urban myths about why, for example, Chinese students test two years ahead of their U.S.

counterparts (it's because the go to school much more of the year than /5(). NOTE: This item is an Audio book New York Times bestselling author of The Post-American World and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS argues for a renewed commitment to the world’s most valuable educational traditions in this fascinating audiobook.

The liberal arts educational system is under attack. Governors in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina have announced that they will not spend /5(). The author highlights the hypocrisy of University faculties in dealing with the forces that have morphed a liberal education into one with, for all intents and purposes, no content and no defined aim or goal except for the political agenda of the influential powers (moneyed contributors and government and financially powerful minority groups).Cited by:   A Classical Liberal Arts education studying the Trivium and Quadrivium while reading the classical and modern work of literature and philosophy that form the generally agreed upon Liberal Arts canon in Western education.

Another important component is regularly debating the most important issues of our day and the human condition with other. Free Speech and Liberal Education: this is the most comprehensive book to date about free speech on campus and an absolute must read for anyone who cares about the topic.

The book is a triumph. Liberal Education book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.4/5. In Defense of a Liberal Education brilliantly and provocatively argues that the university is much more than a vocational school.

The flight from the liberal arts is leaving us impoverished. Zakaria's book couldn't have come at a more valuable moment. Malcolm Gladwell. Smart. Nicholas Kristof - /5(6).

How to Read a Book: The Art of Getting a Liberal Education [Adler, Mortimer Jerome] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How to Read a Book: The Art of Getting a Liberal Education/5(5). A short, lucid book that articulates Zakaria's thoughts on the significance of a liberal education.

This is not "liberal" as in politically left and squishy of thought, but "liberal" in the sense of the Yale report he quotes: "the essence of a liberal education is 'not to teach that which is peculiar to any one of the professions; but to lay the foundation which is common to them all.'"/5. A "must read" for anyone interested in "Why" a liberal arts education matters in the USA and worldwide.

Mark Van Doren's eloquent writing style and his passionate, yet pragmatic reasoning in support of a liberal education are "worth reviving" (p. viii) and are worth every penny of the hefty price for this book.5/5(2). What you are not supposed to do is study the liberal arts. Around the world, the idea of a broad-based “liberal” education is closely tied to the United States and its great universities and colleges.

But in America itself, a liberal education is out of favor. In an age File Size: KB. The larger issue is the plight of liberal education, paideia, in an ongoing war between Deweyan-Rawlsian liberal democracy and neoliberalism, where neoliberalism is winning.

John J. Miller is joined by Donald Alexander Downs to discuss his book, 'Free Speech and Liberal Education.'. To them, Zakaria says yes, the liberal arts matter, using his own life story as an important perspective on the material, making the book partly a personal memoir, partly a history of higher education, and partly a call for more informed and data-driven education policies, especially by our leaders who should know better, whether President.

Liberal arts education (from Latin liberalis "free" and ars "art or principled practice") is the traditional program of education in Western higher education. Liberal arts today covers four areas: the natural sciences, social sciences, (creative) arts, and central academic disciplines include physics, biology, philosophy, logic, linguistics, literature, history, political.

Instead, Redesigning Liberal Education argues, we owe it to students to reform liberal education in ways that put broad and measurable student learning as the highest priority. Written by experts in higher education, the book is organized into two sections.

In Defense of a Liberal Education does not sound like a book that Fareed Zakaria would write. It isn’t a book about global geo-politics or a complex, historical exegesis of a conflict in some. Neoliberalism, education and curriculum. Book Book 10/06/17 AM 10/06/17 AM.

designers decide the kno wledge and skil ls youn g people must learn. In my previous posting on historian and political analyst Fareed Zakaria’s book In Defense of a Liberal Education, I introduced the topic, shared how it was that the author came to value a true and deep kind of education, and extolled America’s great history of “an education to all that was not skills-based.”The “Great Books” approach found fertile soil in the United States in the.

“ Cultivating Humanity is as important a book on the nature and needs of higher education as I have read in the past decade. Deeply grounded in classical thought, it demonstrates a remarkable openness to the ongoing experience of human history and culture. This is a book not only of luminous intelligence, but of compassion and love.

” —J. A liberal education is a system or course of education suitable for the cultivation of a free (Latin: liber) human is based on the medieval concept of the liberal arts or, more commonly now, the liberalism of the Age of Enlightenment. It has been described as "a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a stronger sense of.

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86) Van Doren, Mark. Published by Beacon Press () Used. Softcover. - New York Times Book Review “In Defense of a Liberal Education brilliantly and provocatively argues that the university is much more than a vocational school.

The flight from the liberal arts is leaving us impoverished. Zakaria's book couldn't have come at a more valuable moment.” - Malcolm Gladwell/5(K). Liberal education. [Mark Van Doren] -- A plea for education based on the humanities and for long range educational planning.

Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; Education for all -- Liberal education -- The liberal arts. The levels of education -- The idea of a college.

The curriculum. The liberal arts in action. The great tradition. Transcript for Fareed Zakaria Defends Liberal Arts Education I promise you, folks can make a lot more potentially with skilled manufacturing or. College leaders will read this book. High school students, parents and educators should too.

Preserving the liberal arts is a fight that has to be fought in every generation."—Jay Mathews, education columnist for The Washington Post. That is the question I had in mind when I decided to read Fareed Zakaria’s book, In Defense of a Liberal Education.

To give you a sense of the book’s organization, here are the six chapters: Coming to America. This section summarizes the author’s own experience moving from the education system in India to the education system in the U.S.

Education and the Liberal Arts. Education – beyond learning the skills to hunt or soldier – emerged with the advent of democracy in Greece about 2, years ago.

Greek elders believed free citizens needed knowledge to participate in a democratic society. Charles Eliot, who led Harvard University for much of the late 19th century 9/10(). Fareed Zakaria’s book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, argues that it is a broad focus on a range of subjects, rather than on career or vocational skills that will prepare young people for.

§ Liberal Education Huxley's first pedagogic paper was On the Educational Value of the Natural History Sciences (), its aim to have science taught so as to help the student who would otherwise graduate ignorant of science, cosmos, and society. The essay inspired this parody of Wordsworth by Miss Kay Kendall: "Primroses by the river's brim/ Dicotyledons were to him,/ And they were.

The concept of liberalism has a wide influence on contemporary work within the field of education. Given this breadth of effect, it is not surprising that liberalism can be invoked in the service. In Defense of a Liberal Education. New York: W. Norton & Company, Reviewed by James Booker, MA Mr.

Fareed Zakaria defends the liberal education. He explores its brief history and how it has changed over the years and how a liberal arts education has been under assault by politicians and others.

In Defense of a Liberal Education Fareed Zakaria. Paperback $ Zakaria is an American author and journalist, a contributing editor of the Atlantic and a columnist for The Washington Post. Zakaria has authored four books including international bestseller The Post-American World.

He is best known as the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. A liberal education gives one the tools to be able to learn anything, whether it is science-based, technology-based, or something altogether different. It emphasizes methods of writing and speaking one's thoughts through creative endeavors and the pursuit of.

Part intellectual biography and part examination of the world of higher education, Idealism and Liberal Education is a quintessentially American book, animated by a confidence that reason, knowledge, idealism, and the better angels of our natures will further human by: ” In chapter one of the book he elaborates, “the irrelevance of a liberal education is an idea that has achieved that rare status in Washington: bipartisan agreement.” File Size: KB.

Nobody thinks he is educated --The educated person --Education for all --Liberal education --The liberal arts: the levels of education --The idea of a college: The curriculum. The liberal arts in action. The great tradition. Vocation --The arts of teaching and being taught. The aim of such programs is a return to the Western Liberal Arts tradition in education, as a corrective to the extreme disciplinary specialisation common within the academy.

The essential component of such programs is a high degree of engagement with whole primary texts, called the Great Books. The book makes the case that a liberal education enables “students to make sense of the world and their place in it, preparing them to use knowledge and skills as a.

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In retrospect, the book may be viewed, at least in part, as a valiant, but in the end unsuccessful, attempt to protect liberal education from the perceived perils of specialization, vocationalism, and (especially) the elective system in American higher education, all of which were viewed as threats to the traditional hegemony of the liberal.The argument of Fareed Zakaria’s book is precisely what the title indicates: a liberal education is worth defending.

Zakaria begins by describing the oft heard opinion that studying the liberal arts, especially in an age of technology and global business, is a waste of time, and how in India, a skills-based education is valued much more than one centered on the study of history or philosophy.A good liberal arts education is never merely “an education for education’s sake,” but rather the cross-topical lessons which may be learned via the liberal arts.

For example, a couple of months ago I came across an algebra book while working at the Wake Forest University library.