3 Rousseau: Towards Progressive Education
On the opposite hand, “if circumstances allow the quantity of public obligation assigned him to be considerable, it makes him an educated man” . In this manner participation in democratic institutions “should make very different beings, in range of ideas and development of colleges, from those who have done nothing in their lives however drive a quill, or promote items over a counter” . The occasion for discussing civic education as a method of both private and political growth is Mill’s Considerations on Representative Government.
Mandatory church membership, state-sponsored education, and even public spectacles of torture and execution didn’t reliably stop corruption, sedition and other private behavior injurious to the group. All individuals, no matter their occupations or tasks, were teachers, and the purpose of education—which was political life itself—was to develop a greater public group.
The Career Of Instructing (Particularly At A Faculty Or College Or College)
Mill desires to see persons “progress.” To achieve progress requires “the preservation of all types and quantities of good which already exist, and Progress as consisting in the improve of them.” Of what does Mill’s good consist? First are “the qualities in the citizens individually which conduce …