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Paideia Program

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A Simon & Schuster eBook
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1984 by Touchstone (first published 1984)
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Angie Libert
A great plea for quality education, rather than quantity education for our children, complete with a thorough Appendix of recommended books for kindergarten through 12th grade. It also explains the three means of education: didactic, coaching and Socratic by detailing goals, areas and percentage of application.
Sara
A great commentary on the need for classics driven curriculum and a return to classical education. The book is more of a handbook or resource than a philosophical work (it is the third book in a series, the other two deal with more of the "why" and this is the "how"). I gained quite a bit of useful ideas and plan to keep this on my shelf for regular reference. The book lists in the back of the book are of great value to anyone who has a hand in the education of young minds.
Robert
I am a fan of the Paideia Program. I learned of it during my MST program as I became a teacher. I believe this was required for a class. There's a paper around here somewhere that highlights my thoughts on the program at the time.

Adler and I do not agree a lot politically, but he and I are aligned, as I recall, educationally.
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I've only read the first section of this book but I really connected with and enjoyed it. I was intrigued with the program, since it incorporated so many of my own ideals of educational excellence. Great for anyone that is or ever will be a teacher in any area!
Bryan
If someone would only give me, say $100 million, I'd put Mr. Adler's program in to practice.
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Mortimer Jerome Adler was an American educator, philosopher, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked with Aristotelian and Thomistic thought. He lived for the longest stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo. He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Adler's own Institute for Philosophical Research.

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