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The ends and means of a liberal education

The ends and means of a liberal education

an inaugural address, delivered July 11, 1854

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Published by W.N. Sage in Rochester, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education, Humanistic

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M.B. Anderson.
    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 40094.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination95 p.
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17552127M

    a Liberal Education)(Cover Story) Author: Earl Shorris Abstract: A man writing a book about poverty learned a great deal about the politics of being poor in the process. He visited the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and met many women who had led difficult lives. Learning to reflect is the way out of poverty, and a liberal education helps File Size: KB.   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 means .

    The political environment on most college campuses is well to the left of the American mainstream, and too many history professors try to indoctrinate, rather than educate. If you are a student who’s tired of getting only half of the story from your teachers, this website is for you. If you’re a no longer a student. A liberal education makes you a good citizen. The word liberal comes from the Latin liber, which means “free.” At its essence, a liberal education is an education to free the mind from dogma, from controls, from constraints. It is an exercise in freedom. That is why America’s founding fathers believed so passionately in its importance.

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.   A liberal education for him means the education of the whole mind. What he calls the “cultivation of the intellect” or the “scientific formation of mind” is certainly intended to result in the ability to “grasp things as they are” and the “power of discriminating between truth and falsehood”; but it also includes the capacity.


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The aims and the organization of education go together, and they cannot be dissociated; these are the ends and the means of education. Select CHAPTER 2 - Liberal Studies: An International Perspective Book chapter Full text access.

A liberal education re-establishes the mutual ground of knowledge to foster relationships, respect, and humankind.

With so many Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) there is still the opportunity to study and learn humanities, history, art, and culture/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.

The aim of liberal education is human excellence, both private and public (for man is a political animal). Its object is the excellence of man as man and man as citizen.

It regards man as an end, not as a means; and it regards the ends of life, and not the means to it. The Meaning of a Liberal Education By Everett Dean Martin Garden City Publishing, Read preview Overview The Graduate School and the Decline of Liberal Education By Earl J.

McGrath Bureau of Publications Teachers College, The traditional goal—the proper end—of liberal arts education is not to prepare students to get a high-paying job but to contribute to their intellectual, moral, and spiritual formation so that they become free (liberated) to think for themselves, to evaluate popular assumptions critically, to understand the complexFile Size: KB.

Education: Ends and Means. In American society, the ends and means of education have been debated vigorously throughout its history. Most Americans enthusiastically and eagerly supported the development of public education in the midth century.

They perceived it to be a positive force for mobility and democracy. Written during WWII, his criticism of American education, particularly the college elective system, is just as As much about philosophy as it is about education, this book (one our recently reclassed books books I see) is brimming with great quotes (I have about 17 slips of paper marking passages and quotes I am revisiting) from Plato and Aristotle to Dewey and Emerson.4/5.

A New Take on Defending Liberal Education. In Defense of a Liberal Education does not sound like a book that Fareed Zakaria would isn’t a book. The Essence and Foundation of Liberal Education. A proper liberal education involves essentially three things: first, a quest to understand important truths about nature, human nature, and the necessary conditions and means for people to live and flourish; second, substantial knowledge of great works of philosophy, religion, literature, history, science, and the arts produced through 2, years of Western.

It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal.

That is a liberal education, and anybody can go out from a liberal education and at once make money by means of it. The most liberally-educated man can go out and at once make money because one of the elements of making money is to have sense, to know what you are, to know where you are, to know what you want, and to be able to understand a.

A liberal education is a system or course of education suitable for the cultivation of a free human being. It 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 values, ethics, and civic.

First, one must explain what liberal arts education means and then explain its value. Roche does an admirable job of explaining both The book is clearly written, nicely crafted into four thematically organized chapters, well argued in a reasonable and balanced manner, and convincingly supported by a substantial body of by: 7.

A liberating education aspires to teach students to be cultured people; to develop in students the capacity to check assumptions and to understand the value-laden choices that await them as consumers, decision makers, and arbiters of ethical choices at home, at work, and at the ballot box; to help students understand and build a civilization compatible with the nature and aspirations of human beings and.

• Education is something, which makes a man self-reliant and self-less. Rigveda • Education is that whose end product is salvation.

Upanishada • Education according to Indian tradition is not merely a means of earning a living; nor it is only a nursery of thought or a school for Size: KB. The term “liberal arts” comes to English from the Latin, where artes liberales meant something akin to the “works or skills of the free man.” Traditionally the liberal arts have included the trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) and the quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy).

This is the deepest sense in which liberal education is practical; it is the best means to the desired end of having a citizenry with the knowledge, skills, and wisdom necessary to participate in democratic governance, prepared to engage the problems of globalization, the environment, and social justice.

The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit. That seems to be what citizenship now means: every family for itself. The larger issue is the plight of liberal education. The traditional goal—the proper end—of liberal arts education is not to prepare students to get a high-paying job but to contribute to their intellectual, moral, and spiritual formation so that they become free (liberated) to think for themselves, to evaluate popular assumptions critically, to understand the complex world in which they live, and to deepen their appreciation and love for that which is true.

40 Friends, Foes, and Nel Noddings on Liberal Education P H I L O S O P H Y O F E D U C A T I O N 2 0 1 1 Friends, Foes, and Nel Noddings on Liberal Education Daniel R.

DeNicola Gettysburg College Those of us who champion liberal education have been embattled in recent years, facing a .year and is on his way to a liberal education.

The career he now enjoys as a writer, journalist and international commentator probably would not exist without the spark lit by a political science professor.

Zakaria ends chapter one by saying, “I was going to get a liberal education. But still, I couldn’t have answered the question, what is aFile Size: KB.The aim of liberal education is human excellence, both private and public (for man is a political animal). Its object is the excellence of man as man and man as citizen.

It regards man as an end, not as a means; and it regards the ends of life, and not the means to it. For this reason it is the education of free men.