CC OPINION: With elegance and conviction, Norms & Nobility continues to hold its place as a premier text advocating classical education. David Hicks issues a call to action, reminding readers that powerful thoughts should lead to powerful change. As Challenge III students pay attention study the theme of consequences, Norms & Nobility helps parents direct their students to contemplate more deeply and broadly.
A reissue of a classic text, Norms and Nobility is a provocative reappraisal of classical education that offers a workable program for contemporary school reform. David Hicks contends that the classical tradition promotes a spirit of inquiry that is concerned with the development of style and conscience, which makes it an effective and meaningful form of education. Dismissing notions that classical education is elitist and irrelevant, Hicks argues that the classical tradition can meet the needs of our increasingly technological society as well as serve as a feasible model for mass education.
|Recommended in Program(s):
Challenge III, Challenge IV
|University Press of America
Number of pages:
|1.07 cms H x 22.91 cms L x 15.19 cms W