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Culturally Anchored Liberal Education

  • By: Anna Neumann, Milagros Castillo & Liza Ann Bolitzer
  • In: Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education
  • Edited by: James A. Banks
  • Subject:Diversity & Consistency, Sociology of Education (general)

As a feature of the general education curriculum within undergraduate study in the United States, a culturally anchored liberal education portrays humanity as rooted in diversity, and diversity as expressing humanity. Consistent with Gloria Ladson-Billings's culturally relevant pedagogy and the values of general education, the general education curriculum aims to support development of deeply and broadly knowledgeable, culturally competent, and sociopolitically conscious individuals. This entry defines liberal education relative to its complex historical relationship to general education in U.S. higher education, explains how cultural re-anchoring helps translate general education (an organizationally framed curriculum) into liberal education (pedagogically framed), and lays out some directions and considerations for researchers, instructors, and leaders striving to advance liberal education's cultural re-anchoring.

Defining Liberal Education and Its Relationship to General Education

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