Education

A 1907 postcard depicts the Israelites gathered at the foot of Mount Sinai.

What’s the end goal of education?

The educational psychologist Jerome Bruner (1915–2016) once wrote, “We might ask, as a criterion for any subject taught … whether, when fully developed, it is worth an adult’s knowing, and whether having known it as a child makes a person a better adult. If the answer to both questions is negative or ambiguous, then the…
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