Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Pathway

Is there only one meta-educational path? No doubt, there are many ways forward and even sideways. The question is not whether there is only one path despite these many ways, but whether these many ways are in reality a single approach guided by an overarching principle. If it is, what is that principle?

The Gnome said that the duty of the State to its citizens was "to provide opportunities to make the best they can of their available talents and energies." Is this the purpose of education? Or must we define 'best' more exactly and acutely — best for the State, for the citizens, for the intrinsic benefits that such talents and energies can bring, by quantitative measures?

As it is written, "What is good? To do justice, and love mercy, and walk humbly with your God."

Perhaps, this is the path that has to be walked.

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