Education: The Moral Curriculum

"The most important product of education is a constructive, consistent and compelling system of values around which personal and social life may be organized. Unless teaching and learning provide such a focus, all the particular knowledge and skills acquired are worse than useless. An 'educated' person whose information and ability are directed to no personally appropriated worthy ends is a menace to himself and to society. A highly sophisticated society educated to no coherent way of life is likewise by its very learning made the more prone to disease and degeneration."

This blunt statement comes from Philip H. Phenix, 46, professor...

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