Are schools able to set the priorities that they know are fitting for students for now, rather than they might have been for 25 years ago? 482 more words
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“Passive acceptance of the teacher’s wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought…yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life.
“When we participate in social metaphysics, we sacrifice our own intellectual independence. You said that “As a species, our mind is the tool of survival. When we choose to avoid intellectual independence, our policy is one of self-abdication.” That was so poignantly said. 529 more words
What price education? There are of course a range of responses to this question. Currently the approach to education in this country is driven by the demands of the economy – we need young people who have basic literacy and numeracy skills, and those who aspire to Higher Education must pay for the privilege. 697 more words