Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

A Perspective on the Standardized Curriculum and Its Effect on Teaching and Learning
Ervin F. Sparapani, David M. Callejo Perez That education should be regulated by law and should be an affair of state is not to be denied, but what should the character of this public education, and how young person’s should be educated, are questions which remain to be considered .... The existing practice is perplexing, no one knows on what principles we should proceed [should the useful life, or should virtue, or should the higher knowledge, be the aim of our training] all three opinions have been entertained. Again, about the means there is no agreement: for different persons, starting with different ideas about the nature of virtue, naturally disagree about the practice of it. There can be no doubt that children should be taught those useful things that are really necessary, but not all useful things (Aristotle, as quoted in Westbury, 2008).

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