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ERIC Number: ED251983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Search for Excellence in Education.
Flood, Dudley E.
The goals of education are drawn from what we know about the nature of knowledge, society, and the individual. There is almost universal agreement that education is to give definite knowledge. However, the second objective, to create those mental habits that will enable people to acquire knowledge and form sound judgments for themselves, often meets with considerable resistance. Schools address the cultural, vocational, and personal assumptions that influence educational structure and philosophy through the curriculum. The essential question is this: "What does a young person need to live satisfyingly and creatively in a changing world?" By practicing humanistic education and understanding that teacher expectations influence pupil behavior, schools can help answer this question. (MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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