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Liberal Education Curriculum

  • By: Pamela Bolotin Joseph
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Liberal education curriculum is a course of study of exemplary intellectual and artistic works across the disciplines, including history, philosophy, literature, fine arts, mathematics, and science. Proponents of liberal education believe that when individuals attain deep understanding of age-old existential quandaries, they will become well rounded, moral, and wise; moreover, they will become liberated from living merely by habit and unexamined belief. Although intellectual achievement is an important goal of liberal education curriculum, so too is the development of character. This curriculum's adherents express faith in liberal education to humanize students by cultivating spirituality, moral sensitivity, self-understanding, intellect, rationality, discipline, the powers of good judgment, and knowledge about of how to live deliberatively and humanely as a good citizen within society.

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