The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age

These are some of the questions put to leading scholars and senior higher education practitioners within this edited collection.

The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age

Advanced and developing countries across the globe are embracing the liberal arts approach in higher education to foster more innovative human capital to compete in the global economy. Even as interest in the tradition expands outside the United States, can the democratic philosophy underlying the liberal arts tradition be sustained? Can developing countries operating under heavy authoritarian systems cultivate schools predicated on open discussion and debate? Can entrenched specialist systems in Europe and Asia successfully adopt the multidisciplinary liberal arts model? These are some of the questions put to leading scholars and senior higher education practitioners within this edited collection. Beginning with historical context, international contributors explore the contours of liberal arts education amid public calls for change in the United States, the growing global interest in the approach outside the United States, as well as the potential of liberal arts philosophy in a global knowledge economy.

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The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Peter Marber, Daniel Araya
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-16 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Advanced and developing countries across the globe are embracing the liberal arts approach in higher education to foster more innovative human capital to compete in the global economy. Even as interest in the tradition expands outside the United States, can the democratic philosophy underlying the liberal arts tradition be sustained?
The Liberal Arts in Higher Education
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Diana Glyer, David L. Weeks
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: University Press of Amer

Editors-Azusa Pacific Faculty.
Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Insung Jung, Mikiko Nishimura, Toshiaki Sasao
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-09 - Publisher: Springer

This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in recent years. It first explores the development, concepts and challenges of liberal arts education and
Liberal Arts Colleges in American Higher Education
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: American Council of Learned Societies
Categories: Education, Higher
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

This American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Occasional Paper presents the proceedings of a conference on "Liberal Arts Colleges in American Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities" convened by ACLS in November 2003 in Williamstown, Massachusetts with the support of the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Williams
Leisure and Labor
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Anthony P. Coleman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-15 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Using Josef Pieper's Leisure as a point of departure, the contributors to this volume share a mutual concern for the diminishing role of the liberal arts in Catholic higher education. The overwhelming impression they share is that U.S. Catholic universities, with notable exceptions, have forgotten the very goal of university