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Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education Paperback – September 30, 1999
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- Publisher : University Press of America (September 30, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 182 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0761814671
- ISBN-13 : 978-0761814672
- Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #575,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hicks, in a small book (<160 pages) covers an immense amount of ground. Beginning with the <almost incontrovertible> observation that there is something very wrong with modern American education (and this book was first published over 20 years ago), Hicks builds the case for a return to classical education.
He argues throughout that modern education has abandoned normative education (ie teaching the young both how to think and what to do) for the purely analytical. That the scientific method, proper in its own domain, is wholly incapable of the leap from what is to what ought to be.
He offers critiques of the democratic mindset applied to education--and devastating critiques of the modern teaching academy--but doesn't stop with the negative. Instead, he rebuilds a positive model of classical education, one built on the humane letters of the ancient texts. Further, he goes so far as to offer a full curriculum for the 7th-12th grades.
So much insight. So much wisdom. So many reasons to read this book. Six stars.