The Place of Liberal Learning

Donald N. Levine

in Powers of the Mind

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780226475530
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226475783 | DOI:
The Place of Liberal Learning

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This chapter begins by identifying four sites of learning experience: primary socialization, secondary socialization, primary enculturation, and secondary enculturation. Liberal learning figures as a particular form of secondary enculturation. It evolves when special teachings are adduced to create what is considered a “higher” kind of human being. The discussions then turn to sites of secondary enculturation, modernity revolutions, and reform of liberal education in response to the evolving needs and discontents of modern life.

Keywords: learning experience; secondary enculturation; liberal education; modernity revolutions

Chapter.  5642 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy and Theory of Education

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