Psychopathology of the Academic World

Kattsoff, Louis O.
June 1955
Journal of Higher Education;Jun1955, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p311
Academic Journal
The article highlights the self-examination of liberal-arts in higher education in contemporary liberal arts. A few typical examples of topics for self-examination are functions of a liberal-arts program, the administration of liberal-arts programs, the liberal-arts in a world in crisis, the liberal-arts and business, the liberal arts and the profession. Those who are engaged in liberal-arts programmes are considered to be suited and equipped for self-examination. It is an onus upon these people to write articles and books to prove how much civilization owes to the liberal-arts. The liberal-arts, not too long ago prepared people for great vocations, the law, army and the ministry. Now the army only occasionally looks forward to liberal-arts to produce better soldiers. Social sciences recognizes the liberal-arts and acknowledge them as the patronage. The social scientists consider the liberal arts to be of little importance to them. These self-examinations, along with numerous books and articles, reveal that there is something radically wrong with higher education.


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