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Loren Baritz discusses the relationship between education and work

BROADCAST: Jul. 31, 1974 | DURATION: 00:30:10

Synopsis

Loren Baritz, Executive Vice President of Empire State College (part of the State University of New York), discusses the purpose of higher education and the relationship between higher education and work. Topics of discussion include the current state of student apathy driven by economic insecurity, vocationalism, the structure of higher education institutions, and how the generation gap affects learning. Baritz also discusses the redefining of work in American culture and ideas for making liberal arts education more relevant to work. Includes numerous references to Studs Terkel’s book, “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.”