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Liberal education and culture

Fred E. Baumann

Liberal education and culture

a lecture delivered at the Kent State University libraries, October 16, 2008

by Fred E. Baumann

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Published by Kent State University Libraries and Media Services in Kent, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Multiculturalism -- United States,
  • Multicultural education -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Fred Baumann.
    SeriesOccasional papers. Third series -- no. 3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM1271 .B39 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17 p. ;
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23237083M
    LC Control Number2009397205

    It is a forceful affirmation of liberal education as a social and cultural force in shaping the minds and characters of our youth as future citizens and leaders of our democracy. It is a tribute to the joy of learning."--Vartan Gregorian, President, Brown University "Beautifully written and a pleasure to read. "Foundations of Business Thought," a first-year course in the general education foundations curriculum and a required introductory course in the business major at Birmingham-Southern College, provides a model of blending business education with traditional liberal arts content to foster the student learning outcomes that educators in both.

    Liberal arts education (from Latin liberalis "free" and ars "art or principled practice") is the traditional academic program in Western higher education. Liberal arts generally covers three areas: sciences, arts, and central academic disciplines include philosophy, logic, linguistics, literature, history, political science, sociology, and psychology. Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: the tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philsophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the conflicting yet complementary relationship between ancient and 3/5(1).

    Culture. Faith and Morals; We want one class of persons to have a liberal education and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity, to forgo the privileges of a.   Mr. Freeland is part of what he calls a revolutionary movement to close the “chasm in higher education between the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs.”.


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Excerpt from On Culture and a Liberal Education: With Lists of Books Which Can Aid in Acquiring Them During journalistic experience of fifteen years, the author of this book has received many scores of letters from men and women of all ages and classes requesting lists of books which could help them to gain culture or a liberal : Jesse Lee Bennett.

This book (and I assume most of the educational system) defines liberal education as two-fold: 1) making students critical thinkers and 2) providing knowledge (whether history, philosophy, art or science) that forms a collective culture/5. Add tags for "On "culture" and "a liberal education" with a list of books which can aid in acquiring them.".

Be the first. The 4-Year Liberal Arts Reading List. This 4-Year Year Liberal Arts reading list is a guide to many of history’s most important books at least from a Western perspective (please feel free to share a similar canon from other cultures that has been translated into English in the comments).

Politics, as the late Andrew Breitbart once observed, is downstream from culture. In the United States, a primary engine of culture is the educational establishment.

Since the late s, it. Since the publication of the first edition of The Liberal Arts Tradition inthis book has been read and circulated by thoughtful educators around the world who are interested in what great education once was and can be again. The book has been assigned in college classes, read by school faculties, and studied in homeschooling communities.

"Patrick Deneen is a probing and gifted cultural critic, afire with controlled moral passion. Why Liberalism Failed provides a bracing antidote to the pieties of left and right by showing how an impoverished, bipartisan conception of liberty has imprisoned the public life it claims to have set free.

One could not ask for a timelier or more necessary enrichment of our depleted political. The larger issue is the plight of liberal education, paideia, in an ongoing war between Deweyan-Rawlsian liberal democracy and neoliberalism, where neoliberalism is winning.

A good liberal arts education is never merely “an education for education’s sake,” but rather the cross-topical lessons which may be learned via the liberal arts. For example, a couple of months ago I came across an algebra book while working at the Wake Forest University library. Nussbaum’s book is a forceful exposition and defense of liberal education, emphasizing values of Socratic reason and cosmopolitanism that are grounded in the classical origins of the Western tradition.

I have been speaking of liberal education, while Not for Profit is actually framed in terms of the humanities.

Its subtitle is Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, which are now being strangled by withdrawal of funds and lack of encouragement. The book nowhere acknowledges that this quietus may be less a sudden garroting than a slow-motion suicide. Her book is also a defense of the western canon and civilization.

In an interesting chapter she discusses the success of the Great Courses program. There clearly is a desire for classical liberal arts education in the United States and private companies are filling the s: Arnold’s emphasis on liberal education as high culture also discouraged consideration of a distinctive American model.

In nineteenth-century England, liberal education as high culture was suited to a class-conscious society in which gentlemen of the aristocracy were groomed for leadership responsibilities. Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (/ ˌ f uː k uː ˈ j ɑː m ə,-k ə ˈ-/, Japanese: [ɸɯ̥kɯꜜjama]; born Octo ) is an American political scientist, political economist, and ma is known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (), which argues that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free-market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may.

A classical liberal arts education, however, instills in young people the joy of learning for learning’s sake, and helps them discover what makes them happy: the link between their character and unique talents, their calling.

And when we are happy and grounded, we are more useful to ourselves and others, no matter what life brings our way. Perrin’s Top 10 List: Version • An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents (C. Perrin) • The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education (Kevin Clark & Ravi Jain) • The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What it Means to Be an Educated Human Being (Richard Gamble, editor) • How the Irish Saved Civilization (Thomas Cahill).

A major theme I took away from your own book, The Death of Converatism, is that in order to understand conservatism you need to see it as sociology no less than ’s about culture and who you identify with, no less than what it is you happen to believe.

Your next three choices all date from a similar period, and they’re all, arguably, more cultural artifacts than. § Liberal Education Huxley's first pedagogic paper was On the Educational Value of the Natural History Sciences (), its aim to have science taught so as to help the student who would otherwise graduate ignorant of science, cosmos, and society.

The essay inspired this parody of Wordsworth by Miss Kay Kendall: "Primroses by the river's brim/ Dicotyledons were to him,/ And they were. In any case, our education system has an obligation to master our own culture before studying other ones.

In practical reality, the utilitarian, career-oriented emphasis of progressivism simply results in a fractured and highly unstructured course of studies that. Product Information. Excerpt from On Culture and a Liberal Education: With Lists of Books Which Can Aid in Acquiring ThemDuring journalistic experience of fifteen years, the author of this book has received many scores of letters from men and women of all ages and classes requesting lists of books which could help them to gain culture or a liberal book has been prepared to meet.

The Politics of Liberal Education enters this discussion with a sophisticated defense of educational reform in response to attacks by academic traditionalists.

The authors here—themselves distinguished scholars and educators—share the belief that American schools, colleges, and universities can do a far better job of educating the nation.Septem PM to PM EDT Attend in person or live webcast Join Donald A.

Downs, author of Free Speech and Liberal Education: A Plea for Intellectual Diversity and Tolerance. Joseph Priestley () -- On the educational value of the natural history sciences () -- Emancipation: black and white () -- A liberal education; and where to find it () -- Scientific education: notes of an after-dinner speech () -- Science and culture () -- On science and art in relation to education () -- Universities.