Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael S. Roth

By Michael S. Roth

Contentious debates over the benefits—or drawbacks—of a liberal schooling are as previous as the US itself. From Benjamin Franklin to the web pundits, critics of upper schooling have attacked its irrelevance and elitism—often calling for extra vocational guide. Thomas Jefferson, against this, believed that nurturing a student's ability for lifelong studying used to be valuable for technological know-how and trade whereas additionally being crucial for democracy. during this provocative contribution to the disputes, collage president Michael S. Roth specializes in vital moments and seminal thinkers in America's long-running argument over vocational vs. liberal education.

Conflicting streams of inspiration movement via American highbrow heritage: W. E. B. DuBois's humanistic rules of pedagogy for newly emancipated slaves constructed against Booker T. Washington's academic utilitarianism, for instance. Jane Addams's emphasis at the cultivation of empathy and John Dewey's demands schooling as civic engagement have been rejected as impractical by means of those that aimed to coach scholars for specific fiscal initiatives. Roth explores those arguments (and more), considers the country of upper schooling this day, and concludes with a stirring plea for the type of schooling that has, because the founding of the state, cultivated person freedom, promulgated civic advantage, and instilled wish for the longer term.

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