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Lore of Learning/Quotes

This section is to capture quotes - those gems of wisdom to be inserted at appropriate points in the volumes.

"No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of our knowledge." (Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet).


"I have yet to find a person, however senior his position, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."

Charles Schwab

"Universal education through schooling is not feasible. It would be no more feasible if it were attempted by means of alternative institutions built on the style of present schools. Neither new attitudes of teachers toward their pupils nor the proliferation of educational hardware or software (in classroom or bedroom), nor finally the attempt to expand the pedagogue's responsibility until it engulfs his pupils' lifetimes will deliver universal education. The current search for new educational funnels must be reversed into the search for their institutional inverse: educational webs which heighten the opportunity for each one to transform each moment of his living into one of learning, sharing, and caring. We hope to contribute concepts needed by those who conduct such counterfoil research on education — and also to those who seek alternatives to other established service industries." Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

"I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living."
-John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed (1897)

"More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given" Bertrand Russell (Ref?? anyone?)


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