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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The objectives of higher education are being critically examined these days. In an earlier time culture was the attainment most sought - a culture which was rooted in the classical languages, Greek and Latin. Utilitarian subjects rated but little following. And the sciences such as they were, thrived around the philosophical round table and not in the laboratory. Gradually the ideals of a liberal education have shifted to a new emphasis and with this shift the laboratory sciences are coming into their own. It is now generally recognized that every student who seeks a broad, well balanced college education must devote some time to the laboratory sciences, both physical and biological. In the liberal arts, nonprofessional college the problem of the distribution of subjects seems to be fairly well solved. On the other hand the professional college - and I refer especially to teacher training institutions - still faces the question of "what price science."

Publication Date

1938

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

219

Last Page

224

Copyright

© Copyright 1938 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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