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Liberal Education

Liberal education is, rather distinctively, often defined by what it is not. Liberal education is not a professional, vocational, pragmatic, or commercial education designed to make the student money; it is not a narrow, specialized, or technical education. Instead, liberal education, a concept with classical roots, refers to both an education which a free person could receive and also to the liberating power that such an education has. This dual meaning is fitting for a concept which has been debated over centuries, and which has been used to describe the content of education, the methods of education, and the outcomes of education. A liberal education is seen as broad and as encouraging holistic growth in the student rather than just partial change; liberal education ...

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