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ERIC Number: ED504071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-9
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Education: Perceiving the Disease and Prescribing the Remedy
Clarken, Rodney H.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters (Big Rapids, MI, March 9, 2007)
Modern thinkers chiefly identify development with materialistic and economic factors. Education is often measured and evaluated by the same standard: its material and economic impact on the individual and society. A moral balance is recommended to this excessively materialistic perspective. It is extremely difficult to unravel the complexities of the social and educational systems in these changing times to show how they can contribute to the solutions, rather than contribute to the problems. Society's advancement depends upon unity, which in turn requires truth, love and service as a foundation. So do the educational systems. The higher qualities of mind, heart and will along with their inherent standards of truth, love and service are recommended as the primary tools to diagnose the disease and prescribe the remedy needed in education in this present day. Educators can use these forces to develop healthy attitudes and perceptions in their students. They can help students identify examples of these principles in their daily lives and studies; point out how dishonesty, injustice and hatred have been and are destructive; and provide ways to overcome their influence. Since truth, love and service are the building blocks of individual and collective development, education can help students recognize their personal and social implications of these human values in their individual and collective lives. (Contains 4 notes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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