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Posted by Marilyn Cole 3 months ago

‘We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.’ - Martin Luther King (Clarke, Malcolm, Brain & Malcolm, p.183)

Most educators today agree that education involves more than just the transmission of knowledge and skills in relevant subject areas. It is a form of preparation for life and citizenship in a particular society. This was similar in early Greek society. Teaching was much broader than content and subjects. It meant simultaneously providing 'schooling', 'culturing' and 'character formation’. It involved a process of leading a student from boyhood into manhood, and helping him to find his true humanity and become a citizen (Cairney, 2011, p.65).

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