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The Resource In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria

In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria

Label
In defense of a liberal education
Title
In defense of a liberal education
Statement of responsibility
Fareed Zakaria
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The liberal arts are under attack. Some have argued that getting a skills-based education is enough. However, the CNN host and author explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted. Zakaria expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education-how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns the "vocational education training is enough" argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning-precisely the gifts of a liberal education
Tone
Writing style
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10424134
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zakaria, Fareed
Dewey number
370.11/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Humanistic
Label
In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming to America -- A brief history of liberal education -- Learning to think -- The natural aristocracy -- Knowledge and power -- In defense of today's youth
Control code
1083076
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780393247688
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014043268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393247688
  • (OCoLC)900624008
Label
In defense of a liberal education, Fareed Zakaria
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming to America -- A brief history of liberal education -- Learning to think -- The natural aristocracy -- Knowledge and power -- In defense of today's youth
Control code
1083076
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780393247688
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014043268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393247688
  • (OCoLC)900624008

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