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Conclusion: Religion and the Future of University Education

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199844739
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950331 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0011
Conclusion: Religion and the Future of University Education

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The implicit argument of the book as a whole is made explicit in this conclusion: Paying more attention to religion will enhance liberal learning at colleges and universities across the nation. Higher education, especially since the economic down-turn that began in late 2008, has become increasingly focused on job training and job skills. Yet American higher education at its best has also always been about more. A well-educated individual has acquired a broad view of the world, some comprehension of public life, and the capacity to be self-reflective. Paying attention to the religious issues that already thread their way through the curriculum and campus life is a necessary task if higher education is to remain intellectually vibrant in the years ahead.

Keywords: education in Crisis; assessment; training; liberal learning; humanities

Chapter.  2337 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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