The Aesthetics of an Education Essay
Consequently, it appears that an education that overlooks the critical mechanics of the language from where all knowledge is derived exists in vain.
The Aesthetics of an Education is a critical summary of the essay entitled, "Defending against the In defendable," by Neil Postman. An exceptional English language understanding is essential to education in the American school system. Although the school systems' intent is closer to induction of students to politics. Neil Postman describes the educational system as it exists today as a, "form of indoctrination" into the society in which we live; more specifically an indoctrination into the political aspect of society.
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Smith describes the educational system as it exists today as a, "form of indoctrination" into the society in which we live; more specifically an indoctrination into the political aspect of society. I believe there is obvious intent in Smith's definition of the educational system. The definition of the word indoctrination is described as permeating a persons thinking with a strong point of view. This view is not limited to politics within the government system but includes, social politics and economical politics. From a sociological perspective there is a standard that may not represent the whole. In American society the "standard view" used in defining indoctrination would most likely reflect the individual view of a middle class, Caucasian male. Although the education system involves this process of conditioning and indoctrination, members of the faculty have authority in the classrooms. Education can also be a channel used to, "free the student from the tyranny of the present." Teachers' posses the ability to "free" a students mind. Similar to removing