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Value of the liberal arts

Posted on Sunday October 7th 2012

Recently as the emphasis to workforce development and ‘job’ skills training has escalated, more research and emphasis on the value of liberal arts is emerging as an important ‘work’ skill.  Habits of mind explores why students need to have these underlying traits:  “curiosity, open-mindedness, and intellectual courage, thoroughness, and humility.”   Another previous article explored that the Liberal Arts are workforce skills.  Others have blogged about the overemphasis on ‘workforce skills’  and that this is not the only role for community colleges.  See:  The Community Liberal Arts College  or Saturday Night Live,’ Floor Wax, and the Life of the Mind

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