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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Universities - Institutions Of Education Or Institutions Of Certification?

We now consider an article on a topic we have already explored from a different vantage point.

This is well written and hits on a significant problem with the existing industrial age educational establishments. The focus is on the humanities as taught at the college level - and the author seems well qualified to issue an opinion.

Bastiat Free University is dedicated to learning rather than certification. That may require a great deal of self discipline as opposed to blindly doing what others have done for centuries.

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This article was received from Tech Central Station as an e-mail. If you find it interesting you may wish to try their free subscription service.

Here than is a quote from the article:

"The correlate of the above trends on the teaching side of academic function has been the transformation of our universities from institutions of education to institutions of certification. Few students in a regular humanities class are motivated by curiosity and the desire to learn and understand. It's hard to blame them: they lack role models who do."


Access the entire article here --> Autumn of the Humanities.


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