What Is It to Be Educated? (Classic Reprint)

What Is It to Be Educated? (Classic Reprint)

by C. Hanford Henderson
     
 

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Some twelve years ago, that is to say, in 1902, I published a little book, called Education and the Larger Life. I put it out with some hesitation, not because I doubted its truthfulness, but because, on the contrary, it seemed to me so very obvious and so general. The success of the book was a surprise both to the publishers

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Excerpt from What Is It to Be Educated?

Some twelve years ago, that is to say, in 1902, I published a little book, called Education and the Larger Life. I put it out with some hesitation, not because I doubted its truthfulness, but because, on the contrary, it seemed to me so very obvious and so general. The success of the book was a surprise both to the publishers and to me. And what is more surprising, the book still continues to sell and to be read. Its success is quite beyond what I had supposed to be its merit. I could wish that it might sooner have been superseded by a book, certainly not less fresh and inspiring in its tone, but distinctly less obvious and general, distinctly more specific and mature. I had hoped, indeed, for such a sequel, regarding my own little book merely as a preface to what was then somewhat crudely called, for want of a better name, the New Education.

But that earlier hope has not been realized. Yet there seems to me a genuine need for just such a book; and if I may judge from the continued sale of Education and the Larger Life, there is also a demand. I have therefore decided, before old age comes, to attempt such a sequel; and that is, very briefly, the raison d'être and purpose of the present book. It is my desire to be as concrete and practical as I can possibly be.

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ISBN-13:
9781330485422
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/29/2015
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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