Aims of EducationThe general topic of this volume is education on its intellectual side. One main idea runs through the various chapters, and it is illustrated in them from many points of view. It can be stated briefly thus: the students are alive, and the purpose of education is to stimulate and guide their selfdevelopment. It follows as a corollary from this premise, that the teachers also should be alive with living thoughts. The whole book is a protest against dead knowledge, that is to say, inert ideas.  Preface. 
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User Review  Andrew  GoodreadsSelection of Whitehead's conference addresses, save one. Below are some of my highlights on certain chapters: The Aims of Education (1917) p2"Let the main ideas which are introduced into a child's ... Read full review
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User Review  Krollo  GoodreadsSome odd opinions on RE and leaving certificates, but a lot of good ideas on creativity and individuality in the curriculum. Still incredibly relevant today. Read full review
Contents
The Aims of Education  1 
The Rhythm of Education  15 
The Rhythmic Claims of Freedom and Discipline  29 
Technical Education and Its Relation to Science and Literature  43 
The Place of Classics in Education  61 
The Mathematical Curriculum  77 
Universities and their Function  91 
The Organisation of Thought  103 
The Anatomy of Some Scientific Ideas  121 
Space Time and Relativity  155 
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