Liberal Education Essay
A Thesis Presented by Victoria Pleshakova to The Faculty of the Graduate College of The University of Vermont
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education Specializing in Interdisciplinary Studies May, 2009
Accepted by the Faculty of the Graduate College, The University of Vermont, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of niIaster of Education, specializing in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Thesis Examination Committee:
d Johnson, 111, D.P.A.
Patricia A. Stokowski, Ph. D
Interim Dean, Graduate College
Date: March 4,2009 …show more content…
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my professors, classmates, and colleagues who have supported me on this journey through graduate school. First of all, I am thankful to my teacher, mentor, advisor, and friend Robert Nash for bringing the humanities back into my life, for allowing me to look deep within myself to discover what is really important in my life.
I am grateful to my classmates whose narratives opened up my eyes and touched my soul. Their individual stories were inspirational in writing this thesis, and motivated me to become an educator who can relate to her students not only as individuals acquiring knowledge while in college, but also as human beings searching for the meaning of life.
Lastly, I would like to thank the deans of the Continuing Education Department, Carol