The Six Virtues of the Educated Person
Helping Kids to Learn, Schools to Succeed
By (author) Casey J. Hurley
Publication date:16 September 2009
Length of book:176 pages
The Six Virtues of the Educated Person discusses two ways of trying to improve American education — how we do it now, and how we ought to do it. This book offers an alternative schooling model — one that builds on the positive aspects of our current model and provides hope for public school improvement. It will not be easy, but we can move from our current model to the alternative and this book provides a clear outline of how this can be done by challenging the most fundamental aspects of American public schools and educating audiences in the 6 virtues of understanding, imagination, strength, courage, humility and generosity.
The existence of 50 educational systems in the United States makes it difficult to know what it means to be educated. Casey Hurley presents a meaningful answer to this problem. His definition of the educated person is a unifying theme for all educators.