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ERIC Number: ED126603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Perspectives in Education.
Mathews, David
The speaker addresses two areas of concern about purpose in education: the purposes of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) and some promising projects it is engaged in, and the broader question of the purpose of education. Three projects that the CEEB is engaged in that show promise are the establishment of performance evaluations that allow people to enter colleges that they might not otherwise have entered or to gain credit for learning that they have already acquired; the evaluating of field experiences; and the relating of work and study. Paraphrasing Robert Frost, the task of education is learning to live with complexity and, hence, frustration and, hence, uncertainty, without losing control of the circumstances about us. The lesson is that education is inherently individualistic and humanistic, that it concerns itself in its ultimate with the individual and with both the intellectual and spiritual qualities of that individual. Members of the educational community have an inescapable obligation to address the issues of spirit and purpose. (Author/IRT)
Not available separately; see EA008541
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: Fourth paper of "Education Tomorrow: For Whom? Why?" (EA008541); For related documents, see EA008541-547