Liberal Education Essay

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For centuries, the focus of higher education has been on, science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as, STEM. In today’s economy “of changing demographics, 24/7 news cycles, and a global marketplace, the liberal arts are critical to success in every economic sector.” (Huff) A liberal education helps prepare students to shape change not just be victims of it (MICH ROTH PG11). It provides students with skills that allow them to succeed in the workplace and in life. A liberal education matters because we matter. Education is key. Education teaches us about who we are and what we can bring to the world. “Liberal education is an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change.” (AACU) The future workplace requires unique individuals with a variety of different skill sets. Employers are looking for well-rounded individuals to represent their company. Liberal education helps adapt individuals to new circumstances. It provides them with insight and knowledge about more than just science and math. “Liberal education teaches students how to think.” By allowing multiple methods of instruction and a variety of different techniques The focus has always been on STEM, and that has become extremely …show more content…
With this education we are increasing our capacity to understand the world, contribute to it, and to reshape ourselves. We have always recognized the importance of education, but now it is important to recognize the importance of a liberal education. We have reached a point in society were we are not sure how to measure the success of a liberal arts education. Since the concept of a liberal education is unfamiliar to some, individuals do not trust what it could do to their kids. What is true is, “We are committed to learning as we are to freedom, but we are made nervous that too much learning like too much freedom, can be a form of corruption.” (MICH ROTH

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