From the Letter from the Editor in the new Winter 2017 Classical Teacher magazine:
Modern education is all about technique. The prevailing thought is that if only the right “method” could be found, the problems would be solved; if a methodological magic bullet could be employed, all the problems would go away.
And since a method is all that is sought, a method is all that is found.
… The reason we do this, I think, is that we are all living in the wake of the Great Education Shipwreck, which occurred roughly in the early twentieth century. The coherent vision of what education was for—the intellectual, moral, and cultural formation of human beings—was lost, along with the body of knowledge, ideals, and values that reflected those goals, and which was called Western civilization.
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