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General Education

General education is a popular concept from the field of curriculum studies that holds commonly accepted connotations, but no uniform definition. Different from the terms core curriculum and liberal education, general education at both the secondary and postsecondary level has come to represent an organizational structure of curriculum design rather than a concept with specific ideological or content-specified meaning. General education is typically viewed as a component of the student's course of study, along with specialized education, and does not imply a fusion or integrated configuration of knowledge or a focus on fields of arts and sciences. In its most basic form, the general education component represents that fundamental knowledge that is assumed to be known by all students. From this root conception, general education ...

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