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James W. LoGerfo's criticism of teacher education in New Jersey is a classic of its kind. (See "The Crisis in Education Is Mainly a Crisis in Teacher Education," Education Week, March 21, 1984.) It probably represents the experiences of many teacher- education students, particularly those who attend state-run institutions.
A discussion of liberal education must start from a working definition. For me, a liberal education is one that offers students a broad acquaintance with as many of the arts and sciences and humanities as possible. These are not offered in cafeteria or snack-bar style, but on a largely prescribed basis.
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