Friday, March 28, 2008

When does education start?

I am currently re-reading For the Children's Sake: Foundations of education for home and school by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (daughter of Francis Schaeffer) and this quote jumped out at me:

Christians can't develop a Christian view of education by accepting the usual aims and views of our society and then adding a "Christian message" or interpretation.

No, we start from a different basis. We have another world view--another people view!

When a baby is picked up, spoken to, and loved, he is starting his education as God planned it. For all our lives we are human beings, in an active state of learning, responding, understanding. Education extends to all of life. In fact, an educational system that says, one bright summer's day in the dawn of my youth, "There. Now you are educated. This piece of paper says so," is doing me a gross disfavor. The truly educated person has only had many doors of interest opened. He knows that life will not be long enough to follow everything through fully.

1 comment:

erika said...

education starts at birth, IMHO. Experience starts in the womb!