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The Purpose Of Education

by Joseph A.Bailey II, M.D. - 2008

Education is “drawing out what is already in you”; instruction: the piling of information into your mind; and teaching: the showing of persuasive things. When the purpose of these “Big Three” is about how to think and not so much what to think, the canopy term of “Education” is used.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 78-79
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22838, Date Accessed: 9/25/2021 4:50:09 PM

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  • Joseph A.Bailey II, M.D.
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    Joseph A. Bailey II, M.D. is a retired orthopedic surgeon who now devotes his time to writing life skills publications for African-American youths. This essay can be found at http://www.jablifeskills.com. It is reprinted here by permission of the author.
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