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Liberal arts colleges and liberal arts education

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Published by Wiley in San Francisco, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration.,
  • Education, Humanistic -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.,
  • College students -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.,
  • Maturation (Psychology),
  • United States -- Intellectual life.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-137) and indexes.

    StatementErnest T. Pascarella ... [et al.].
    GenreLongitudinal studies.
    SeriesASHE higher education report -- v. 31, no. 3
    ContributionsPascarella, Ernest T.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 146 p. ; 23 cm.
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18833213M
    ISBN 100787981230

    A liberal arts college, then, is a place of higher learning that maintains focus on these classical themes and objectives. Their goal is not necessarily to train students for a career (though that may happen), but to challenge their beliefs, make them critical thinkers, and poise them to become global citizens.   Some of the most successful business leaders have commented that the value in the liberal arts colleges is that their students develop a much .

    The liberal arts are in trouble, and have been for a long time—even before David Breneman first mapped the ongoing transition of liberal arts colleges to more vocationally oriented “professional colleges.” 1 In , Breneman identified a total of “true liberal arts colleges”; by , when Vicki Baker, Roger Baldwin, and Sumedha Makker revisited and updated Breneman’s survey. Yale is committed to the idea of a liberal arts education through which students think and learn across disciplines, liberating or freeing the mind to its fullest potential. The essence of such an education is not what you study, but the result: gaining the ability to think critically and independently and to write, reason, and communicate clearly – the foundation for all professions.

      This is unfortunate because residential liberal-arts colleges focus more deeply on students’ development of these skills in their curricula and co-curricular programming. Personal and social responsibility skills are at the heart of a liberal-arts education. The Association of American Colleges has not only sponsored the publication of a book on the liberal arts but it has also arranged important conferences dealing with various phases of college education. The report of the Harvard committee went beyond Harvard, and beyond the narrow remit of the liberal arts taught in elite institutions.


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Liberal arts colleges also tend to have smaller student populations. Most ranked National Liberal Arts Colleges have fewer than 2, undergraduates enrolled, according to U.S. News data. It's. Private liberal arts colleges provide high-quality undergraduate education, but their survival is in doubt.

Some see the liberal arts as increasingly irrelevant in a world marked by growing demand. Liberal arts colleges and proponents of a liberal arts education seek to cultivate strong teachings and provide supportive environments for student learning.

A common mission for liberal arts colleges is the education of students regarding the importance of diversity and making a contribution to the local and global community.

The National Liberal Arts Colleges, including schools like Colby College and Wesleyan University, emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts.

David Breneman, an economist and former college president, explores these and many other educational and economic issues in this book, a detailed analysis of more than liberal arts colleges. Breneman describes the recent financial and curricular history of liberal arts by: Liberal arts colleges and liberal arts education book Arts at the Brink is a wake-up call for everyone who values liberal arts education.

A former college president trained in law and economics, Ferrall shows how a spiraling demand for career-related education has pressured liberal arts colleges to become vocational, distorting their Cited by: A liberal arts education is intended to expand the capacity of the mind to think critically and analyze information effectively.

It develops and strengthens the brain to think within and across all disciplines so that it may serve the individual over a lifetime. Students choose a specific major when they attend a liberal arts college, but they.

A liberal arts college is a four-year higher-learning institution, usually found in the United States. These colleges emphasize a broad undergraduate education. Choosing A Liberal Arts College. The Versatility of a Liberal Arts College Education The beautiful thing about a liberal arts degree is this: it sets you up for a variety of career options.

That means you can try out a few careers before settling on one, or even go back to work after you take a break to travel or stay home with children, all without too much of a hiccup in. The number of essays extolling the importance of a liberal arts education has grown over the last few years.

Writers argue that the skills acquired through such an education cultivate within students an ability to provide innovative solutions to challenges in the workplace. The term ‘liberal arts education’ can also be applied to the dedicated study of just one of the above subjects (for example, a student studying a BA in Philosophy could be said to be undertaking a liberal arts education).

In general, however, the term refers to degree programs that aim to provide a broader spectrum of knowledge and skills. You can find liberal arts colleges across the United States.

Most are private schools located in small towns and most are in the midwest and east coast. There are some top liberal arts colleges in the south and on the west coast as well.

Unlike the large universities who encourage professors to publish research, the academic environment. Liberal arts colleges as a body are much richer than other institutions.

On average, academic spending per student per year at a liberal arts institution is $18, (£13,), compared with $15, at other institutions. Meanwhile, the student-to-staff ratio at liberal arts colleges is on average, compared with elsewhere.

Liberal Arts Majors vs. University Majors. The main difference between liberal arts college majors and university majors is that liberal arts schools generally offer one expansive area of study, whereas at universities, the same major may be broken into two or more degree tracks.

She posed the question of whether liberal arts colleges are doing enough to reach out to community college graduates and all kinds of people who need education, but who don't fit the model of the residential, year-old new student.

She said that liberal arts colleges are focused on a shrinking minority of the population. Liberal Arts Education Is a Long Term Investment, Study Finds. In this WGBH article, Kirk Carapezza and Kevin G. Andrade discuss the findings of the new CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.” Carapezza and Andrade quote CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on the versatility and long-term value of a liberal arts education.

Read More. Overall, a liberal arts education creates renaissance men and women that are better able to adapt in a constantly changing world. In addition, classes at liberal arts colleges highly encourage inquiry and exploration.

Due to their small size and overall objective, liberal arts colleges are unique for many reasons. The most obvious of these are. The knottiest paradox of the identification of liberal education with the rich might be that many “classic” writings in the liberal arts curriculum, especially in the humanities, have.

liberal arts: [plural noun] the medieval studies comprising the trivium and quadrivium. A liberal arts education provides a much-needed interdisciplinary framework for understanding the various modalities of human interactions, social justice issues, racial, class and gendered politics, and the impact of geopolitical-economic forces locally, nationally and globally.

The Purpose of a Liberal Arts Education “A sound liberal arts education aims precisely to sharpen readers and thinkers in their use of such arguments and amusements. It aims to prepare minds and hearts for a world loud with all manner of persuasion, much of it good, much more of it not-so-good.”.

InThe Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education both ran lengthy features about the decline of the humanities (a rough synonym for “liberal arts”) in Author: Kelly Kapic. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Scholar, he is graduating with bachelor of arts degrees in communication arts and sciences, English, and philosophy, and minors in French, history, rhetoric, Jewish studies, and linguistics.

He was recognized as a Liberal Arts Change Maker for co-founding Future Opportunities Reached by Mentorship Consulting.