Oakeshott and His Contemporaries: Montaigne, St. Augustine, by Wendell John, Jr. Coats

By Wendell John, Jr. Coats

Oakeshott and His Contemporaries is an exploration of the guidelines of 1 of an important twentieth-century English political philosophers vis-a-vis comparable principles within the considered seven well known eu thinkers. The reason is to teach the significance and coherence of Oakeshott's a variety of topics through indicating how they change, magnify, or distinction with related and similar subject matters within the considered Montaigne, St. Augustine, Hegel, Hobbes, Benjamin consistent, Rousseau, and Hume.

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The adults were educated for the industrial age and, I should add, if Americ‘an adults completed compulsory schooling after 1955, their education was obsolete even upon graduation, if Toffler’s timing of the end of the industrial age is correct. To take schools back to a “golden age” is ludicrous, considering the past was not golden. Unfortunately, it is this dream of a golden age that is holding schools back. Organized labor can be added to this list of reactionaries longing for better days gone by.

Or in our homes with our family to prove we are worthy of being a family member? How about in our community to prove that we are worthy of being in that Community? One can see the absurdity of this constant testing. Contrary to what it may seem, I am not against all testing. I actually feel that some testing is very useful for teachers to help in determining students’ needs. The problem I have with testing is when it becomes high stakes, used as a weapon (and not a tool) for the teacher and the parents.

They would also need to gain a deep understanding of what the students are likesomething that is impossible in the factory-style school structures that exist where secondary, and even many intermediate-level elementary, teachers have 100 to 150 or more students. Even if we were to restructure schools so that teachers could actually get to know their students, how could we come up with the quantitative 42 Chapter 2 data that would get the attention of the media? , dropout percentages, proficiency test failure percentages, the absurd grading of public schools).

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