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Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development


reviewed by Val Rust 1970

coverTitle: Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development
Author(s): William G. Perry, Jr.
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (Henry Holt and Company, Inc.), New York
ISBN: , Pages: 256, Year: 1970
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Essentially everyone agrees that basic changes in intellectual habits and values should take place with students during their stay in college. Prior to the nineteenth century the curriculum of institutions was uniform for all students, and these changes could easily be defined in terms of skills and information which were acquired by all. Those individuals who possessed a liberal education were simply those who had successfully completed a program at a recognized university. With the breakdown of standard programs into widely disparate and unrelated disciplines, educators began resorting to catch phrases, such as ability to think, heightened sensitivity, or extended horizons to describe a liberally educated individual. In actual practice, however, educators continued to rely upon a definition of liberal education in terms of courses taken and subject-matter competence, and as a field of study gained in stature, its proponents would demand that this course of studies be recognized as appropriate in imparting a liberal education. The more recent emphasis upon "general education" requirements and "core-courses" has... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 2, 1970, p. 305-307
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1714, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 6:21:30 PM

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