Thursday, March 1, 2012

Physics vs. philosophy

Debate over the proper role and form of higher education probably dates back to Plato’s Academy, but the discussion is alive and well, not least of all in the Legislature. It swirls around such issues as career preparation, accountability, performance measurement and new instructional technology.
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 In an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia University Professor Andrew Delbanco weighs in on the subject, and comes down in defense of the value of a liberal education.

To read the complete article, click here.

To read this story in Spanish, click here.