The Liberal Arts in School and College

The debates that dominate the discussion of the transition from high school to college today assume that the sole function of high school is to prepare graduates to succeed in college courses. If we look at secondary education from the point of view of the liberal arts, however, we can discover a fundamentally different concept of its purpose â€” and of the capabilities of adolescents. A liberal-arts focus shows how different American assumptions are from those of the other