2010年4月30日 星期五

Aims of Education

What is the first commandment to be obeyed in any educational scheme? It is this: Do not teach too many subjects. The second command is this: What you teach, teach thoroughly. The devil in the scholastic world assumed the form of a general education consisting of scraps of a large number of disconnected subjects; and with the artfulness of the serpent, he has entrenched himself behind the matriculation examination of the University of London, with a wire entanglement formed by the Oxford and Cambridge schools' examination.


Aims of Education

Alfred North Whitehead, The Organization of Thought: Educational and Scientific