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ERIC Number: ED067338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 24
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The Future of International Education.
Hutchins, Robert M.
This address, given in May, 1970, as part of a UNITAR Special Lecture Series, proposes a revelant view of education; namely, that education should aim not at producing manpower but at manhood, helping each person achieve full humanity, thereby making the world a desirable habitat for mankind. Nation states use education as a means toward preserving their political, social, and economic status quo to foster national ambitions. Education, then, becomes an instrument of national policy whereby it is viewed as an economic investment. The flaw in this philosophy of economic growth is that it is inhuman and tends to enslave recipients to a current set of technological practices and to a given historical moment. Conversely, when education helps men to become human by helping them to learn to use their minds, economic growth might favorably change and, moreover, such an education would be best for the national and world community. The world community of the future could be a continuous learning society in which every person in every nation rises to the highest cultural level attainable. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY. Inst. for Training and Research.