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Education and the Social Order

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Despite the disastrous failure of his one practical attempt to create a perfect school, Russell constantly strove to invent a system of education free from repression.
Here Russell dissects the motives behind much educational theory and practice - and attacks the influence of chauvanism, snobbery and money. Energetically discussed and debated are discipline, natural abilit
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 16th 2005 by Routledge (first published 1932)
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Mostly this one will just be a couple of quotes I’ve selected from the text to perhaps use in an essay I’m writing – but that will probably never actually make it. This book starts and ends with a discussion of the difference between educating people as citizens and educating them as individuals. There are problems with both extremes, although, today we no longer seem to think of them as extremes on a continuum.

Essentially, the argument is that since the state is the main force responsible for
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It has some very important implications for educators when it comes to competition vs cooperation. Thought-provoking for the most part, but is held back sometimes by overemphasising intellectualism to the point that it could be emotionally damaging to students. That being said, it is a great book to help spark questioning of our educational system. Much of it is still relevant today.
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

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