The Worldwide Emergence of Liberal Education

  • Kara A. Godwin
Keywords: liberal education, general education, global trends, curriculum, liberal arts, undergraduate education, Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America, Oceania


During the last two decades, liberal education (often called liberal arts or general education) has emerged with surprising prevalence in places where it has rarely existed before.  A new study provides an inaugural profile about where, when, and in what format liberal education is emerging worldwide, identifies regional trends, and raises critical questions.

Author Biography

Kara A. Godwin

Kara A. Godwin is a visiting scholar and consultant at the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. She is also the Director and Founder of the new Global Liberal Education Association.

How to Cite
Godwin, K. A. (2015). The Worldwide Emergence of Liberal Education. International Higher Education, (79), 2-4.
International Issues and Trends