Sunday, 24 October 2010

Quote to Ponder: Noah Webster's Definition of Eduction

"Noah Webster," painted by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, undated, oil on canvas
Noah Webster's Definition of Education:
The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.
Source:  Webster's 1828 American Dictionary

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