Best Book Publishers UK | Austin Macauley Publishers

By: David H. M. Wright

The End of Schooling

Pages: 324 Ratings:
Book Format: Choose an option

*Available directly from our distributors, click the Available On tab below

How much the prosperity of both individuals and nations would burgeon if only more funding could be provided for education is a popular contemporary view. Class sizes made smaller, curricula more expertly designed, teachers more wide-ranging in their interests and competence. This mechanistic outlook is challenged. Education, like pure art, seeks to fathom the world's depths without ever totally reaching its bedrock. Participants need to be ready for surprise. To be left feeling mystified, wondering, overwhelmed. In a Nature never still, each generation has to face environments in novel ways. Education's incomparable brief, then, is to deal with the real demands made on humanity. Definite answers are unavailable. Invitations are to share interminable journeying. To find delight in evanescent experiences. Not to seek arrival at supposedly perfect destinations.

Born of missionary parents, David Wright is a graduate of the universities of Natal, Oxford (Oriel College on Rhodes Scholarship), Rhodesia and Sydney. The issue of what distinguishes genuine education is one with which he has wrestled for over 40 years – 21 as a headmaster – in schools in Zimbabwe, Australia and Botswana.

Customer Reviews
0
0 reviews
0 reviews
Write a Review
Your post will be reviewed and published soon. Multiple reviews on one book from the same IP address will be deleted.

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience and for marketing purposes.
By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies