Monday, September 24, 2007

A good quote on the purpose of education

Sheri at Wisdom Home Academy reports on The goal of education:

But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy: that education makes good men, and that good men act nobly.
Plato, Greek philosopher (c. 428-c. 348)

When making decisions about education, it helps to have an ultimate goal. Otherwise you risk floundering, going aimlessly from one idea to another.

I like Plato's point. For us education is not about getting rich, famous, smart, or powerful. We want our daughters to be educated so they can be better people.

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oldandrew said...

Do you have a source for that quotation (i.e. where is Plato meant to have written it)?

Henry Cate said...

I'm sorry I don't have a source for the quotation. I tried to check back at Sheri's blog, but it is now gone.