Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Aesthetic Realism Explains the Purpose of Education

In this wonderful 1940's lecture by Eli Siegel titled "Mind and Schools," he explains what learning is, in the deepest sense, and what can go on in a child as he or she goes off to school on any given day.  In her introduction, which I love, Chairman of Education Ellen Reiss shows how Aesthetic Realism meets the hopes of young persons, including as they are in the midst of life's vicissitudes.  I am forever grateful that through my Aesthetic Realism education, I learned how to see the depths of other people, including my student's, more fully and fairly.  Here is the complete introduction and lecture: http://aestheticrealism.org/mind-and-schools-by-eli-siegel/