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The Liberal Arts College and the Ideal of…

The Liberal Arts College and the Ideal of Liberal Education

by Henry H. Crimmel

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The American liberal arts college now appears to be in a crisis that threatens its very existence. Critics have charged that the college no longer delivers on its promise of a liberal education and is in a state of 'moral collapse.' This book analyzes this crisis and offers a radical proposal for its resolution. Crimmel first explains how a college's infidelity to the ideals of liberal education adversely affects its relationship to society, its educational program, and its teachers. He then provides a definition and a defense of liberal education's ideal. Finally, he demonstrates that the college must not submit to any ideology, political agenda, or vocational interest, and that the college's educational program must be centered around a set of rational theoretical and practical skills and that the college teacher must be autonomous and uncompromised by scholarly or administrative responsibilities.

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