The central argument of this book is that the interrelated ideas of the educated person and a liberal education are in need of serious rethinking. The book contributes to this rethinking through an analysis of influential historical and contemporary treatments of liberal education, as well as scholarship in feminist theory and critical pedagogy. The book concludes by presenting a new ideal of the educated person and a reconceptualization of liberal education.
Daniel G. Mulcahy is a professor in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Central Connecticut State University and former professor of education at University College, Cork, Ireland. He is a past president of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and of The New England Philosophy of Education Society and a two-time recipient of the Fulbright award.
Part 1 Dedication Part 2 Acknowledgements Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Liberal Education in Context Chapter 5 Newman: Liberal Education as Cultivation of the Intellect Chapter 6 Adler: Liberal Education for All Chapter 7 Martin: Gender-Sensitive Liberal Education Chapter 8 Liberal Education as a Preparation for Life Chapter 9 Toward a New Paradigm for Liberal Education Part 10 Index