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Science for General Education in the Colleges


by W. C. Van DeVenter 1960

Liberal education of fifty or a hundred years ago was apparently seeking about the same goals as is general education today. That is, they both have tried to help the individual orient himself in his society. Liberal education became specialized education as young people used college education to improve their financial and occupational status. As a result, colleges graduated an increasing number of trained specialists who were not sufficiently adjusted to the total life of their society. The general-education movement is an effort to re-establish education as "the formal means a society takes to submit its members to a common set of intellectual and social experiences." This education is thought of as a force tending toward social cohesion.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 59, No. 1


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 61 Number 9, 1960, p. 97-111
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19834, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 10:10:40 AM

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