11.4.08

What does it mean to be well educated?


-"The goal of education is more education. To be well educated, then it is to have the desire as well as the means to make sure that learning never ends."-Dewey.
-Nel Noddings (Stanford University), urges us to reject the deadly notion that the school's first priority should be intellectual development and contends that the main aim of education should be to produce competent, caring, loving, and lovable people.
-Five disturbing consequences are likely to accompany an obsession with standards and achievement: 
1. Students come to regard learning as a chore.
2. Students try to avoid challenging tasks.
3. Students tend to think less deeply.
4. Students may fall apart when they fail.
5. Students value ability more than effort.

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