Regarding Category: University
Interesting perspective on the value of a liberal arts education. Especially in the U.S., I think we're putting too much specialization on specializing too early in life. Heck, I still don't know what I want to do in life!
My advice to my kids: get the best liberal arts education you can at a school that's a good fit, travel the world to see a different perspective. When you find your career passion, go after it (easy for me to say - they are 10 :-).
- How liberal arts offer the very 'workplace skills' critics demand - The Hechinger Report
- The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently released the findings of a Hart Research Associates survey that provides useful data for the ongoing national discussion about whether higher education — liberal education in particular — is meeting national needs, in particular for an educated workforce. As I approach the end of my 44th year …
- Jennie Rothman expert I'm with you on this, @Eric Allen . A liberal arts education provides students with the skills needed for a 21st century workforce: "inquiry and analytical skills, critical and creative thinking, written and verbal communication, quantitative literacy, information literacy, problem solving, teamwork, and ethical reasoning" (as noted in this article).
- Christina Taber-Kewene expert Learning a technical field of knowledge is useful, but the liberal arts curriculum is the foundation for critical thinking to take you all the way through your career and life.