Values for Today’s Education

We want one class of persons to have a liberal education. We want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity, to forego the privileges of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks. So said Woodrow Wilson in 1909 to a group of trainee teachers, when he […]

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Education’s Moment of Interplay

In The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, published almost half a century ago, Marshall McLuhan observed that the world he lived in was changing shape. It was a world that, as he depicted it, was simultaneously ‘dissolving and resolving’, a world that appeared to be at ‘a moment of interplay of contrasted cultures.’ […]

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Education Fast Forward: from learner voice to emerging leaders

Almost everyone involved in education agrees that leadership is important. That, however, is where agreement ends and debate begins. Beyond that point, we cross a turbulent landscape where competing definitions of leadership abound, where the very nature of leadership is the stuff of argument, where conflicting philosophies of education each generate their own understanding of […]

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