In Which We Discuss the Meaning & Means of Education
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The Problem of Education
One of the main reasons we have so many problems today deciding where to go with the education of children and young people is that we haven’t taken the time to figure out what education is.Once we’re clear on the purpose of education, we’re in a position to figure out how to make it happen.The purpose of education may not be the same for all people, which is another important issue to face. Who should define education? Who should define the future? Who should control education?
Some of my thoughts…
One of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is who will educate your children. Education is not just learning to read but learning what to think about what you read and how to choose worthwhile reading material. It’s about learning to discern truth and falsehood in what you read.Education is not just learning the facts of science but learning why they matter and how to apply them ethically. Education is not just learning dates and events from history but learning to apply the lessons of lives well lived and lives poorly lived — and how to tell the difference. Who will teach your children the meaning behind the facts?
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