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Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education

Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education

by David V. Hicks


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A reissue of a classic text, Norms and Nobility is a provocative reappraisal of classical education that offers a workable program for contemporary school reform. David Hicks contends that the classical tradition promotes a spirit of inquiry that is concerned with the development of style and conscience, which makes it an effective and meaningful form of education. Dismissing notions that classical education is elitist and irrelevant, Hicks argues that the classical tradition can meet the needs of our increasingly technological society as well as serve as a feasible model for mass education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761814672
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 413,236
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

David V. Hicks is President of the Darlington School in Rome, Ga.

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Virtue is the Fruit of Learning chapter 2 The Word of Truth chapter 3 Teaching the Father of the Man chapter 4 The Tyrannizing Image chapter 5 Saving the Appearances chapter 6 On the Necessity of Dogma chapter 7 The Ennobling of the Masses chapter 8 The Promises of Christian Paideia chapter 9 A Curriculum Proposal (What Might Have Been) chapter 10 Some Questions and Assumptions (What Ought to Be) chapter 11 Three Schools in One Academy chapter 12 The School Within the School chapter 13 Epilogue chapter 14 Bibliography chapter 15 Index

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