The Importance of Understanding the General Education In Strengthening the Higher Education System

International Seminar on Global Education II Indonesia & Malaysia" at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Kuala Lumpur, Proceedings : Vol. 1, No. ISBN 978-983-2267-61-4 (24. February 2014): pp. 776-785

13 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015

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Tongam Sihol Nababan

University of HKBP Nommensen, Faculty of Economics

Date Written: February 24, 2014

Abstract

Lately the system of modern education has produced the reliable scientists and technocrats but has not spawned the graduates who have the integrity of mature personality.

To overcome this, the concept of General Education (GE) can be applied . GE is the implementation of the concept as a reaction to the tendency of modern society which idolize the technology products and tend to ignore human values as a result of the product of modern secular education system . GE is education aimed at developing the personality of students in the community and the environment through educational programs that foster and develop all aspects of a student 's personality . Besides, GE aims to cultivate and mature understanding of the purpose of life according to the nature of science of all time .

With GE is expected that students can apply the ethical behaviors and cultured when they live in the society . GE programs must be maintained in the curriculum of higher education (universities), but need to be adjusted in accordance with the times.

Keywords: General Education ( GE ), humanistic, personality, higher education system, integrity.

JEL Classification: I21, I31

Suggested Citation

Nababan, Tongam Sihol, The Importance of Understanding the General Education In Strengthening the Higher Education System (February 24, 2014). International Seminar on Global Education II Indonesia & Malaysia" at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Kuala Lumpur, Proceedings : Vol. 1, No. ISBN 978-983-2267-61-4 (24. February 2014): pp. 776-785. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2645292

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