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The Resource In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria

In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria

Label
In defense of a liberal education
Title
In defense of a liberal education
Statement of responsibility
Fareed Zakaria
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline. "I get it," writes Fareed Zakaria, recalling the atmosphere in India where he grew up, which was even more obsessed with getting a skills-based education. However, the CNN host explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted. Zakaria expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education -- how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns our leaders' vocational argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning -- precisely the gifts of a liberal education. Zakaria argues that technology is transforming education, opening up access to the best courses and classes in a vast variety of subjects for millions around the world. We are at the dawn of the greatest expansion of the idea of a liberal education in human history
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
370.11/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC1011
LC item number
.Z34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming to America -- A brief history of liberal education -- Learning to think -- The natural aristocracy -- Knowledge and power -- In defense of today's youth
Control code
ocn900624008
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780393247688
Lccn
2014043268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)900624008
Label
In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming to America -- A brief history of liberal education -- Learning to think -- The natural aristocracy -- Knowledge and power -- In defense of today's youth
Control code
ocn900624008
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780393247688
Lccn
2014043268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)900624008

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