The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to Be an Educated Human Being
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The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to Be an Educated Human Being

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Frustrated 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 tradition—the Great Tradition—of education in the West is waiting to be heard. Since antiquity, the Great Tradition has defined education first an...more
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Published January 15th 2009 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute (first published September 1st 2007)
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Ryan Handermann
I have read various selections. This is a great resource for Christian teachers. A wide variety of known and unknown authors, from Plato to Rhabanus Maurus. Much of this stuff is about a Christian view of pagan literature. Two specifics:

Basil's Sermon (To Young Men, on How they might Derive Profit from Pagan Literature): timely, insightful, and very helpful for me as someone who teaches pagan literature to young people. Basically, he says that we should be bees, moving from pagan flower to pagan...more
Donald Linnemeyer
This has a fabulous selection from authors from the classics on. The ECF selections are really helpful in showing how careful the early church was in using pagan classics, and the reformation resources were interesting. Luther, especially. He's always entertaining, and he doesn't disappoint when talking about education (2-3 hour school days, no devil's-dung philosophy, and all for languages and music).

Oh, and it's slightly disappointing that it doesn't have anything prior to Plato, but that's pr...more
Jenny
The selections are comprehensive and well-chosen, and the intros/commentaries are helpful. I particularly appreciate the many selections from church fathers and medievals.
Leila
An anthology of the greatest Western minds on education and pedagogy. The crunchy con's answer to what ails modern education?
Suz
A most excellent compilation of essays on the subject of education.
Matt
Great selections and good introductions!
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