Thursday, March 16, 2006

Education is about value choices

In his new new piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education ("The Liberal Arts in School and College," March 10, 2006, B46) Stanley Katz argues for greater attention to multidisciplinary courses that challenge students to "understand that the essence of education is the courage and ability to make value judgments." This integrative approach is consistent with my understanding of the value of education.

The larger point Katz stresses is beginning this approach with high school students. Waiting until college is waiting too long. Do you agree? How would this work in high school curricula?

Nathan Wilson

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