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Gold Mines in Parnassus: Thoughts on the Integration of Liberal and Professional Education

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

in The Humanities and the Dream of America

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780226316970
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226317014 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226317014.003.0006
Gold Mines in Parnassus: Thoughts on the Integration of Liberal and Professional Education

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The differences between the liberal arts and professional education can be financial and political as well as moral. New area of potential collaborative pedagogy and scholarship has emerged under the aegis of the concept of leadership, a phenomenon by which literature, psychology, history, and cinema have always been utterly bewitched. One of the primary goals of traditional liberal arts education was the cultivation of leadership. Many academics today are pessimistic about the prospects for a successful integration of liberal and professional education. Professional education should be construed as a valuable component in an educational system that included among its goals the preparation of some people to assume leadership positions in the professions. An educational system that managed to broker imaginative and intellectually serious partnerships between the liberal arts and professional education would be the envy of the world. It would also be profoundly American in the very best sense.

Keywords: liberal arts; professional education; literature; leadership; integration

Chapter.  7955 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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