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This paper summarizes the position made by Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind ", regarding the agenda of certain universities that construct a core curriculum. The paper points out that Bloom believes these core curricula, which focus on a certain canon of books and authors that have been quantified over time as "great literature", are beneficial to young scholars. The paper also summarizes arguments made by proponents of multiculturalism in education, which contend that Bloom's position is xenophobic and narrow-minded. The paper then goes on to suggest a form of independent study that would meet the criteria suggested by proponents of a core curriculum, as well as the criteria suggested by proponents of a multicultural education.
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