|Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
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|Author:||Selena Hicks [ Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:17 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Lingering question|
I found a question I had written in my notes that never made it to the forum. I am interested in what you may think.
If the book is to be taken literally, the story of the takers and leavers will never meet- Will they ever parallel? Takers will never be leavers, but will they ever become less takerish?
AND would it take a "natural" disaster for this transition to take place, or will the takers blame it on nature rather than the consequence of what they've, (we've), done?
|Author:||Kristen Billings [ Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:40 pm ]|
As I was reading back through the posts I saw that your questions was still unanswered. I don't have an answer or really even a good opinion as I don't think I really understood this book the same way everyone else did. But I would agree that they would never change their ways... possibly even if a natural disaster came through. )
|Author:||April Eichmiller [ Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:13 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Possibilities through learning|
I am not sure that I understand your question, but I will try to answer what I think you are asking. I believe that the story of the takers and leavers already exists in Ishmael. I am not sure what you mean by parallel? As far as the part about takers becoming less takerish or becoming leavers I have to hope that those two outcomes are possible. If neither were possible, then I donâ€™t know what Ishmael would have attempted his teachings. The book seems to stand as evidence that human beings have the capacity to learn. Ishmaelâ€™s students can learn and we can learn right along with them. Learning and awareness seem to be the first steps toward change.
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