Friday, October 8, 2010

On Education

Two quick quotes:
"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind."--- Plato

Think about this a minute. Consider the truth found here. Whatever choice a family makes for education, this compulsory form of education is often the method used. Is it effective? Does it last? If I had time, I'd delve so deeply into this topic that my family would be lucky if I was out by dinnertime.

Also, I find this interesting:
Included in a 1893 report , "Cardinal Principles at Secondary Education stresses seven fundamental aims of education in a democracy:
1- Health
2-Command of Fundamental Processes
3- Worthy Home Membership
4- Vocation
5- Citizenship
6- Worthy Use of Leisure
7- Ethical Character"

How far we have strayed...

That's all. Unfortunately, I have bills to pay and paperwork to do. Rats.

1 comment:

maxwellhouse said...

I often lament the amount of information that has travelled into my brain only to be evacuated shortly after to make room for new information. This is particularly apparent to me with regards to my college education. I received good grades and did well, but I only remember a handful of what was taught to me. That's a lot of money spent for a piece of paper, but only enough knowledge as could fill a short essay!