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Realizing General Education

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General education is widely touted as an enduring distinctive of higher education, but what do we actually mean by general education? Differing perspectives not only make it challenging to consider its significance, but also open it up to a wide range of determinations regarding its effectiveness.
This volume aims to sharpen understanding of the complex picture of general education by:
  • describing how various conceptions of general education evolved historically,
  • identifying various functions expected of general education in the contemporary context, and
  • pointing out the educational practices that fulfill general education’s aims in the current context.
  • The conceptions of, and aspirations for, general education are consequential. This volume disentangles the divergent conceptions that hinder its renewal and considers the range of avenues for realizing its effectiveness.
    This is the second issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

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    Publisher: Wiley

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    • Release date: December 30, 2015

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    • ISBN: 9781119244677
    • File size: 341 KB
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    • ISBN: 9781119244677
    • File size: 341 KB
    • Release date: December 30, 2015

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    English

    General education is widely touted as an enduring distinctive of higher education, but what do we actually mean by general education? Differing perspectives not only make it challenging to consider its significance, but also open it up to a wide range of determinations regarding its effectiveness.
    This volume aims to sharpen understanding of the complex picture of general education by:
  • describing how various conceptions of general education evolved historically,
  • identifying various functions expected of general education in the contemporary context, and
  • pointing out the educational practices that fulfill general education’s aims in the current context.
  • The conceptions of, and aspirations for, general education are consequential. This volume disentangles the divergent conceptions that hinder its renewal and considers the range of avenues for realizing its effectiveness.
    This is the second issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

    Expand title description text
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      Publisher:
      Wiley

      Kindle Book
      Release date: December 30, 2015

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781119244677
      File size: 341 KB
      Release date: December 30, 2015

      EPUB ebook
      ISBN: 9781119244677
      File size: 341 KB
      Release date: December 30, 2015

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    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB ebook
    • Languages
      English