The first 5 of 23 Principles of an Education for Freedom (I couldn’t get it down to 10)

Maybe I could have combined some of the following if I had more time, but I’m going to release them five at a time to prevent complete overwhelmingment of the neurons.

A crucial preamble that responds to Martin  and Debra’s comments to my 10 principles of education for slavery: We are not born free. Freedom is an achievement.

So the first principle opens up as many questions as it answers but those questions cannot be neglected. They are, in fact, of the essence.

  1. The educator knows what freedom is and directs his instruction toward it
  2. The educator knows the prerequisites for true freedom and cultivates them in his students
  3. The educator cultivates the natural human faculties in the student, transforming them into virtues
  4. The educator understands and seeks to perfect human nature
  5. The educator cultivates the unique talents of the individual student, honoring the students natural dispositions, talents, and interests and ordering them all to wisdom and virtue

Watch for the next five shortly.

Merry Christmas!

The rest of the principles:

6-10
11-15
16-23

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