HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 2 no. 1 (1965)

Liberal Education and New Dimensions in Service

Salvador R. Gonzalez

Discipline: Liberal Education



The aim of liberal education is the formation of a liberal mind: one that is capable of thinking deeply, and that is free to think because it has won that freedom by serious study. It is common today in the Philippines, patterned after the trend in the United States, to mistake liberal education for general education. The two are not the same. General education has for its primary aim the acquisition of information: its place should be in the high school. Liberal education has for its aim the development of the mind. There are many people who are well-informed on general subjects, yet only few have really liberal minds.