Monday, January 21, 2008


In 1924, Chapman and Counts captured the spirit of the general theme of broad social purpose and relevance when they wrote:

Greeting his pupils, the master asked:

What would you learn of me? And the reply came:

• How shall we care for our bodies?
• How shall we rear our children?
• How shall we work together?
• How shall we live with our fellowmen?
• How shall we play?
• For what ends shall we live?

And the teacher pondered these words, and sorrow was in his heart, for his own teaching touched not on these things.

Nearly a century later, does your teaching fulfill these basic needs?

“It is not the strongest of the species that will survive, or most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin.


Steve said...

Some years later a man by the name of Alvin Toffler would support Darwin's belief within the content of the changing requirements of society. He stated in with this quote: “The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write. They are those that can learn, unlearn and relearn. “

Pub Ed said...

Future Shock was a ground breaking book maintaining its' relevance today, some 30+ years later.