Thursday, May 24, 2012


Bertrand Russell, after his first disastrous experiment in organizing a school, 
observed that the first task of education is to destroy the tyranny of the local and immediate over the child’s imagination.


Kieran Egan
“Social Studies and the Erosion of Education”
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Children’s Minds, Talking Rabbits & Clockwork Oranges
Teachers College Press, 1999, pp. 131-146



“Cicero remarked that the purpose of education is to free the student from the tyranny of the present.”

Neil Postman
Amusing Ourselves to Death
New York: Penguin, 1985, p. 146


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