Utilizing Manís Experience: The Quest for Meaning
by Arthur W. Foshay ó 1976
In this chapter, we shall examine the ways man's experience is made available to the young, with special attention to the fact that the official version of what is most meaningful in man's experience is offered in school. In systematic school instruction, knowledge is offered in three forms. The confusion of these forms with one another explains in some degree the feeling of meaninglessness many high school students associate with formal school learning. They take what they can, but many of them consider nonformal experience to be more meaningful than school experience. From our consideration of this situation, certain recommendations pertaining to formal school instruction will emerge.
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