ERIC Number: ED483859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-18
Four Essential Principles for Education Success. Heritage Lectures. No. 822
Hinton, Thomas A.
This lecture raises several points of discussion concerning principles for education success. It reinforces that the goal is success, not process. Student satisfaction, teacher satisfaction, and even parental satisfaction are byproducts, not the ultimate goal. It asserts reform and education innovation must be addressed in the context of universal principles of human nature. The intrinsic human values of freedom, self-determination, choice, and respect must be embraced, since to ignore them is to beg for failure. Without a moral framework within the person and the culture, and a commitment to the development of character traits such as integrity, responsibility, honesty, respect for properly established authorities, and charity, success will not really have been achieved. [Lecture delivered at the Annual International Symposium on Innovations in Education (3rd, Mendoza, Argentina, April 10, 2003).]
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Integrity, Values Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Change, Moral Values
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC.