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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:59 PM
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1. Interesting article
I didn't get to check out the interview with Dr. Boorstin.

But, just from the article, I agree with the point:

An underlying premise of the liberal arts tradition is that the college experience for students should involve engaging in ideas that clash with those they brought from home. The college experience should involve exposure to new perspectives, challenges to orthodoxy, and new angles of vision to view, interpret and understand the social world.

I think that at least one purpose of education should be to challenge our assumptions, challenge the norms. I think education should be more than just job training.

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