Liberal Education and the Small University in Canada
By: Christine Storm (author)Paperback
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Whatever the goal of a liberal education, whether it is acquiring a core body of knowledge, a style of thinking, or the development of character, these essays suggest the importance of the academic community, characteristic of the small university, in the shaping and survival of liberal education. Small classes, a sense of community, and personal dialogue between students and faculty are ingredients that can best be provided by the small university and that make a unique contribution to the intellectual development of students. Contents The Purpose and Content of a Liberal Education - Hans vanderLeest Theme and Variations in the Arts and Science Curriculum - Tom Storm and Christine Storm Perception of the Undergraduate Experience: Graduates of a Small University, 1960-1984 - Christine Storm, Tom Storm, and Michelle Strain Access to excellence? The Social Background of Mount Allison Students - Berkely Fleming and Brian Campbell Science within the Liberal Arts: Mount Allison and the Maritime Universities - Paul Bogaard Art at Mount Allison: A History - Virgil Hammock Drama, the Campus, and the Curriculum at Mount Allison: "This Green Plot Shall Be Our Stage ..." - Mark Blagrave Religion at the Small University: A Comparison of Three Maritime Universities - Mark Parent The Financial Problems Facing Canadian Universities: Some Unpleasant Economic Principles - Frank Strain Unbalanced Productivity Growth and the Financial History of Mount Allison University - Frank Strain Helping the Student Learn: Special Assistance to Undergraduates - Jane Drover, Brian MacMillan, and Lex Wilson Technological Innovation and Liberal Education - Paul Cant, Bob Hawkes, and Nancy Vogan.
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