- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: UPA (September 30, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761814671
- ISBN-13: 978-0761814672
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education Paperback – September 30, 1999
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David V. Hicks is President of the Darlington School in Rome, Ga.
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Hicks also makes a strong argument for classical education for everyone, not just for an elite highly intellectual group of students as one reviewer implied. All forms of government have a potential toward tyrrany, and classical education teaches the student in a democracy: 1)the balance between his obligations to society, state and Church and his need for them 2) to discriminate and judge soundly, 3) that freedom is good to the degree that it allows all the ability to develop their potential, but that freedom for its own sake leads to tyrrany, 4)to be more eager to fulfill their obligations than to demand their rights (an excess of democratic society that needs tempering.)
I reread this book every summer to refresh and refocus on my goals, and to be reminded of why I do this in the first place. I am following in the old paths, the proven paths. This is the only book on education that I recommend to homeschoolers anymore.