ERIC Number: ED113247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Aphorisms on Education: Some Thoughts on Contemporary Schooling. Fastback 40.
Muessig, Raymond H.
The author provides 79 short maxims on the nature of contemporary education. An aphorism is defined as a short pithy statement of truth as perceived by the author. As an introduction, 12 characteristics of aphorisms, a short historical survey of aphorisms, and examples by well-known writers are provided. Aphorisms, usually brief, may use words interestingly, may capture penetrating perceptions in a down-to-earth manner, and are often biographical inspirational, cynical, depressing, upsetting, tragic, humorous, hortatory, and inconsistent. Frequently aphorisms may confuse a situation more than clarify it and may be void of meaning. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, History, Literary Genres, Literary History, Literature, Primary Sources
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 8th and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50 per copy, any 8 titles $4.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.