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Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: March 22, 2017
TCIN: 51703100
UPC: 9781138184428
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4785
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