Reforming Liberal Education and the Core after the Twentieth Century: Selected Papers from the Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses Montreal, Canada April 4-7, 2002 available in Paperback
What particular form of liberal education should a college or university institute? Reform in general liberal education is an inevitable reality for faculty and the administration. Core texts are at the heart of that reform debate. Establishing an institution's core texts requires extensive research and discussion. At the 2002 Association for Core Texts and Courses conference over 100 institutions explored the relevance and role of the core texts to a 21st century education. This collection of essays captures the excitement of this debate and allows serious thinkers and practitioners of liberal arts education to see what other colleagues and institutions are developing.
About the Author
Darcy Wudel is an Associate Professor at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Toronto, Canada and is a contributor to numerous scholarly journals. J. Scott Lee is an Executive Director, ACTC Liberal Arts Institute at St. Mary's College. Lee has advised over 50 institutions of higher learning on the reform and renewal of sound, general liberal education curricula. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Ronald J. Weber is an Associate Professor and is the Director of Western Cultural Heritage Program at University of Texas, El Paso. He received his Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Building ProgramsCampuses and Constituencies Part 3 Part II: Thinking about Assessment Part 4 Part III: Old Texts, New Texts, Nontraditional Texts Part 5 Part IV: The Sciences and the Humanities Together Part 6 Part V: The Problems and Possibilities of Liberal Education