qFrustrated with the continuing educational crisis of our time, concerned parents, teachers, and students sense that true reform requires more than innovative classroom technology, standardized tests, or skills training. An older traditionthe Great Tradition - of education in the West is waiting to be heard, q qSince antiquity, the Great Tradition has defined education first and foremost as the hard work of rightly ordering the human soul, helping it to love what it ought to love, and helping it to know itself and its maker. In the classical and Christian traditions, the formation of the soul in wisdom, virtue, and eloquence took precedence over all else, including instrumental training aimed at the inculcation of qusefulq knowledge.q qEdited by historian Richard M. Gamble, this anthology reconstructs a centurieslong conversation about the goals, conditions, and ultimate value of true education. Spanning more than two millennia, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary writers, it includes substantial excerpts from more than eighty seminal writings on education.q qIn an unbroken chain of giving and receiving, the Great Tradition embraced the accumulated wisdom of the past and understood education as the initiation of students into a body of truth. This unique collection is designed to help parents, students, and teachers reconnect with this noble legacy, to articulate a coherent defense of the classical liberal arts tradition, and to do battle with that tradition's enemies.q--BOOK JACKET.This unique collection is designed to help parents, students, and teachers reconnect with this noble legacy, to articulate a coherent defense of the classical liberal arts tradition, and to do battle with that traditiona#39;s enemies.
|Title||:||The Great Tradition|
|Author||:||Richard M. Gamble|
|Publisher||:||Intercollegiate Studies Institute - 2007|