Of the degree-granting highereducation institutions, some 1,732 award only theassociate degree plus sub-bachelor'scertificates and diplomas; 702 award only the bachelor's degree; 1,094 awarddegrees and certificates beyond the bachelor's degree but not the researchdoctorate; and 654 institutions award the research doctorate.
highereducation system is not legally organized into separate university andnon-university sub-systems as are some other national systems, but iscomprehensive.
My own experience had revealed to me what many other teachers must learn along the way, too, yet keep to themselves for fear of reprisal: if we wanted to we could easily and inexpensively jettison the old, stupid structures and help kids take an education rather than merely receive a schooling.
And plenty of people throughout the world today find a way to educate themselves without resorting to a system of compulsory secondary schools that all too often resemble prisons.
His article, however, goes on to trace the template for our own educational system back to the now vanished, though never to be forgotten, military state of Prussia.
Horace Mann's "Seventh Annual Report" to the Massachusetts State Board of Education in 1843 is essentially a paean to the land of Frederick the Great and a call for its schooling to be brought here.
But what shocks is that we should so eagerly have adopted one of the very worst aspects of Prussian culture: an educational system deliberately designed to produce mediocre intellects, to hamstring the inner life, to deny students appreciable leadership skills, and to ensure docile and incomplete citizens - all in order to render the populace "manageable."
In time a great number of industrial titans came to recognize the enormous profits to be had by cultivating and tending just such a herd via public education, among them Andrew Carnegie and John D.
Class may frame the proposition, as when Woodrow Wilson, then president of Princeton University, said the following to the New York City School Teachers Association in 1909: "We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class, of necessity, in every society, to forgo the privileges of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks." But the motives behind the disgusting decisions that bring about these ends need not be class-based at all.
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Education at this level would include (1) all institutions that only awardqualifications under the Bachelor's degree; (2) programmes leading to awardsunder the Bachelor's degree offered at institutions that also award higherdegrees.