Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Education: what are we aiming to do?

Education is so much bigger than getting a year twelve certificate, isn't it? It is about living life well enough to love learning, and about loving to learn well enough to live life exuberantly. How much influence do we have over our child's education? Here is an interesting quote.

“ In the early days of a child’s life
it makes little difference whether
we educate with a notion of
filling a receptacle, inscribing a
tablet, moulding plastic matter, or
nourishing a life, but as a child grows
we shall perceive that only those ideas
which have fed his life are taken into
his being; all the rest is cast away
or is, like sawdust in the system, an
impediment and an injury.”
- Charlotte Mason

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