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MemberMd. Mijanur Rahman

Mr. Rahman is currently a PhD candidate in English Studies at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA, with a plan to graduate in July 2020. His scholarly interests are in the intersection of applied linguistics and composition studies, especially in areas like English for Specific/Academic Purposes, genre theories, language ideologies, NNEST and translingualism. Over the years, he taught a variety of English courses, including first-year-composition, technical writing, written business communication, second language writing and writing in the academic disciplines in three different schools: Illinois State University, Millikin University, and Northern University Bangladesh.

DepositThe Liberal Arts Endeavor

As my inaugural editorial note for the Journal of General Education, this short essay outlines the arts of liberty as a cultivated activity at the heart of General education in the United States. The challenge of the general education endeavor is to teach the virtues of the arts of liberty at scale, recognizing that our communities are enriched when citizens have the ability to practice liberty well.