07) SOCIAL: Where should a childs manners and social behavior be developed? What about arguments that children should not be sheltered in a home education environment?

Opposing Statements

John Dewey

I believe that the school is primarily a social institution. Education being a social process, the school is simply that form of community life in which all those agencies are concentrated that will be most effective in bringing the child to share in the inherited resources of the race, and to use his own powers for social ends. I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. 1

  1. John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed, January 1897
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