The Many Traditions of Liberal Arts—and Their Global Relevance

  • Philip G Altbach
Keywords: Liberal arts, Confucian traditions, Nalanda University, China, India, Egypt

Abstract

Liberal education has many traditions, including some which are non-Western. This article discusses Confucian, India, and other liberal arts antecedents in the context of the contemporary interest in liberal arts globally.

Author Biography

Philip G Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. 

Published
2016-01-01
How to Cite
Altbach, P. G. (2016). The Many Traditions of Liberal Arts—and Their Global Relevance. International Higher Education, (84), 21-23. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2016.84.9116
Section
International Themes