Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Purpose of Schools, Prologue

In Jonathan Kozol’s essay “What does it mean to be well-educated?” he spends some time writing about the point or purpose of schooling.  What is the point of school?  In his essay, Kozol gave four suggestions:
·      Intellectual development
·      Creating competent, caring loving and loveable people
·      Preparing citizens for democracy
·      Preparing for work

Over the next week, I'll throw some ideas up on each of these suggestions.

Meanwhile...  What do YOU think is the purpose of schooling?

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