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The Humanities in General Education


by Clarence H. Faust - 1952

There seems to be general agreement in the numerous writings on the subject of general education during the past two decades that the humanities constitute an important part of general or liberal education. It is, indeed, not infrequently argued that greater attention to the humanities, especially in comparison to the natural sciences, is a primary need of undergraduate education. Yet there is no clear consensus concerning the nature of the humanities, or the most effective methods of education in them, or even the purposes which the study of the humanities should serve.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 51, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 53 Number 9, 1952, p. 97-110
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20090, Date Accessed: 8/15/2020 5:21:55 AM

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