Principal Supervisor(s): Baldwin Cheng Research Centre for General Education
Study of Current Topics in General Education (2010)
In order to gain an understanding of the cutting edge research on General Education in Western academia, the RCGE collected all of the articles published in the US Journal of General Education between 2004 and 2009 and carried out a quantitative content analysis of the topics of those articles. Based on its analysis of the data, the RCGE found that the discussions in the relevant articles mainly revolved around four broad categories, namely research on General Education, design and implementation of General Education curricula, assessment of General Education curricula and General Education learning outcomes. By referring to these topics of current concern, Chinese scholars can, with respect to Chinese speaking societies, further develop local research on general education. The detailed report was published in article entitled “Preliminary Analysis of Current Studies of General Education – Case Study of Journal of General Education (JGE) 2004 – 2009)” (full text in Chinese) which appeared in 7th Issue of the Journal of General and Liberal Education.