Closing the skills gap for frontline workers at major U.S. employers requires a better bridge between what colleges and universities offer and what the workplace requires. Discussions about this gap too often get characterized as simplistic debate. On one side are educators insisting on an impractical ideal of the liberal arts. On the other side […]
Changing the Conversation
THE ALLIANCE FOR LIBERAL LEARNING promotes and supports conversations about great works and ideas. We believe in the enduring value of lifelong liberal learning, which prepares us to live freely and well.
Who we are.
The Alliance for Liberal Learning (ALL) is an exciting new initiative that brings together North America’s leading institutions and individuals
dedicated to advancing liberal education as a lifelong endeavor.
The organizations in the ALL network are leaders in Socratic learning,
inquiry- and discussion-based learning, classical education, core text and Great Books programs across the spectrum of elementary, secondary,
college, adult continuing education and informal adult learning.
They share a belief in the profound and lasting benefits that a
liberal education brings to our educational, civic and personal well-being.
What we do.
ALL works to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation
for lifelong liberal education. We provide professional learning and
networking opportunities, and we facilitate partnerships and collaborations among ALL network organizations. Join us at our second annual conference in Chicago in October 2016!
Deadline for artwork submissions is March 12, 2017 The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College is pleased to present “Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2017,” a multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Christopher With, adult educator from the National Gallery of Art (retired), and current […]
The deadline for registrations and paper or panel proposals for the ACTC 23rd Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, has been extended to Friday, January 20, 2017. Recognizing that many are only getting back to the office this week or next, the ACTC will treat all proposals or registrations sent by the 20th in a preferred […]
The nature and manifestations of “madness” will infect the minds of scores of Great Books enthusiasts when the Tampa Bay Great Books Council hosts its 12th Annual Conference at the Hilton St. Petersburg/Bayfront Hotel on January 28-29, 2017! Under the Conference title, “It’s a Mad, Mad World!” attendees will discuss William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” Joseph […]
One of the most important functions of any school in a democracy is to prepare all students to become good citizens of the nation and the world. A key part of that training in citizenship is to learn how to enter thoughtfully and respectfully into the full range of public discourse. Join us for two […]
Theme: Bridging Divides, Crossing Borders, Community Building: Core Texts, Liberal Arts, College and the Human Voice Plenary Speakers Thursday through Saturday: Joseph Epstein, former Editor, The American Scholar, author, A Literary Education and Other Essays; Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, author, The Jazz Singers; Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Fletcher […]