Reid, William A., "The Technological Society and the Concept of General Education," pp. 115-131 in Ian Westbury and Alan C. Purves, eds., Cultural Literacy and the Idea of General Education , Eighty-Seventh Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.


William A. Reid


Traces the arguments for general education in light of the technological society.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Liberal Education/General Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization


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