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Gardner reports. You decide.

Posted By: Dick Schutz on July 19, 2011
Professor Rice reviews a book she would have preferred Gardner write rather than the book Gardner wrote.

She surmises that “readers who are not already sympathetic to the ideas that truth, beauty, and goodness should be conceived as virtues and that their pursuit as such is worthwhile, may be unconvinced.” Rice is clearly among the “unconvinced.” As it happens, I was not among those “sympathetic to the ideas that truth, beauty, and goodness” were relevant for Educating in the Twenty-First Century. I came away from the book believing otherwise. The book sketches an implementable alternative to the “Reform” narrative that dominates current educational discourse.

I won't try to recapitulate Gardner's logic. I found it compelling; for Rice, not so much. But we both agree it's an “important” book. It's well worth the read.

Dick Schutz
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 Gardner reports. You decide. by Dick Schutz on July 19, 2011
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