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Educating the Whole Child for the Whole WorldThe Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era$
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Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814741405

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814741405.001.0001

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Education in an Era of Specialized Knowledge

Education in an Era of Specialized Knowledge

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(p.27) 1 Education in an Era of Specialized Knowledge
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Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World
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Vartan Gregorian

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814741405.003.0002

This chapter provides an overview of the changing dynamics of education. It begins by questioning what it means to be an “educated” person in the age of information, as well as how educational institutions can help students get there. By petitioning schools, particularly institutions of higher education, to formulate and assert a clear philosophy of education, the chapter discusses the challenges associated with education in a time of unrestrained information and communication. The integration of knowledge and the promotion of lifelong learning are crucial to the goals of cultivating engaged citizens in an educated society. The chapter cites Ross School as an example of these core principles and as a template for how to convert philosophy and vision into an educational reality.

Keywords:   education, age of information, higher education, philosophy of education, educated society, knowledge, Ross School

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