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Core curriculum, general education and other nostrums

Jones, William Thomas (1987) Core curriculum, general education and other nostrums. Humanities Working Paper, 130. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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What should American educators aim at accomplishing in the closing years of the twentieth century? Everybody agrees that major changes are desirable, but the proposal that is most widely discussed and that is being pushed by Bloom, Bennett and other secular theologians of a right-wing persuasion -- to resusitate "general education," alternatively "core curriculum," alternatively again "the liberal arts" -- would make matters worse, not better. It would be seriously dysfunctional in our proletaritized, polyglot society.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
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Issue or Number:130
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Official Citation:Jones,W.T. Core curriculum, general education and other nostrums. Pasadena, CA: California Institute of Technology, 1987. Humanities Working Paper, No. 130.
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