Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Humility as the Bedrock of a Liberal Education

Unless our students temper their dreams with realism, they will never achieve them. Humility is an important educational goal because it is the bedrock of a liberal education. It is the quality that keeps us from overvaluing our own opinions and discounting the opinions of those who know more than we do.
–James Garland, "The Value of Humility in Academe (No Kidding)," Chronicle of Higher Education (August 21)

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