Beauty in Education

Scarry - On BeautyElaine Scarry’s elegant On Beauty and Being Just (Princeton, 1999) observes that, in education,

“One submits oneself to other minds (teachers) in order to increase the chance that one will be looking in the right direction when a comet makes its sweep through a certain patch of sky” (7).

Many educators teach for a similar reason: we, too, long for the comet that passes, but view it within a panorama of reflected images in our students’ eyes.


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