Education

This four-part series takes up what Benedict XVI called the “emergency” of education. A child of course, has to be brought up, and led out (e-ducare) into the world. But what does this mean against the dominant backdrop of calling into question the essential features of childhood, including, especially now, the fact of being a boy or a girl? What exactly is the child’s relation to the world, and how exactly is that relation mediated by the “first educators” of the child? What then, does it mean to be schooled in the disciplines? Is education merely “vocational training” or training in a vocation, and learning how to be awakened by (called by) reality in its many fascinating dimensions? Finally, what is the place of technology in education at all its levels?