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Living in a world that equates faster with better, maximum output with quality, and multitasking with accomplishment, is it any wonder that students today are confused about what is required of them in a rigorous academic program? As education has evolved over the past several decades, we have seen a transition from valuing a broad liberal arts education as adequate preparation for life to a focus on career preparation. Large numbers of baby boom generation students graduating from college in the 1960s and '70s assured that their college education would open new worlds for them, frequently discovered a degree in english, history, philosophy, political science, or other similar courses of study didn't necessarily mean employability, even as a teacher.
©2005 Deb Bloom
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"Academic Rigor: A Baby Boomer’s Perspective,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 1:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol1/iss1/12