Advanced and developing countries across the globe are embracing the liberal arts approach in higher education to foster more innovative human capital to compete in the global economy. Even as interest in the tradition expands outside the United States, can the democratic philosophy underlying the liberal arts tradition be sustained? Can developing countries operating under heavy authoritarian systems cultivate schools predicated on open discussion and debate? Can entrenched specialist systems in Europe and Asia successfully adopt the multidisciplinary liberal arts model? These are some of the questions put to leading scholars and senior higher education practitioners within this edited collection. Beginning with historical context, international contributors explore the contours of liberal arts education amid public calls for change in the United States, the growing global interest in the approach outside the United States, as well as the potential of liberal arts philosophy in a global knowledge economy.

part I|84 pages

The American Tradition

chapter 1|12 pages

The Yale report of 1828 1

Part 1: Liberal Education and Collegiate Life

chapter 3|19 pages

Amending the liberal arts

An Analysis of Learning Outcomes for Professional Majors
ByGraham N. S. Miller, Cindy A. Kilgo, Mark Archibald, Ernest T. Pascarella

chapter 4|18 pages

The lure of liberal arts

Emerging Market Undergraduates in the United States 1
ByPeter Marber

chapter 5|15 pages

Next-generation challenges for liberal education

ByJesse H. Lytle, Daniel H. Weiss

part II|80 pages

Liberal Arts around the World

chapter 6|19 pages

Précis of a global liberal education phenomenon

The Empirical Story
ByKara A. Godwin

chapter 7|21 pages

The emergence of liberal arts and sciences education in Europe 1 , 2

A Comparative Perspective
ByMarijk van der Wende

chapter 8|14 pages

Thinking critically about liberal arts education

Yale-NUS College in Singapore
ByCharlene Tan

chapter 9|9 pages

Academic freedom and the liberal arts in the middle east

Can the US Model Be Replicated?
ByNeema Noori

chapter 10|15 pages

The african liberal arts

Heritage, Challenges and Prospects 1
ByGrant Lilford

part III|61 pages

Evolutions and Revolutions in the Global Age

chapter 11|7 pages

Is “design thinking” the new liberal arts?

ByPeter N. Miller

chapter 12|11 pages

Hong kong's liberal arts laboratory

Design Thinking, Practical Wisdom, and the Common [email protected]
ByGray Kochhar-Lindgren

chapter 13|9 pages

Liberal arts education in the age of machine intelligence

ByDaniel Araya

chapter 14|9 pages

Work, service, and the liberal arts

Campus and Community as Pedagogical Resources
BySteven L. Solnick

chapter 15|10 pages

The promise of liberal education in the global age

ByChristopher B. Nelson

chapter 16|13 pages

Education for citizenship in an era of global connection 1

ByMartha Nussbaum