Carter G. Woodson's The Miseducation Of The Negro

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Education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. In each essay, all three authors ward against the dangers with the education system of their era. Whether it be diversity, segregation or the goals of the system itself the authors believe changes need to be made, as education systems form the future leaders of our society. Through their text the authors believe they must solve the faults within the education systems, to conform society to what they believe is morally and ethically correct. In Carter G. Woodson’s the Miseducation of The Negro, the fundamental question against the education…show more content…
Kozols campaigns for an education system that “empowers our students to see clearly and speak openly about the schools that they attend and neighbourhoods in which they live”. Kids should be aware of the schools they attend, diverse or not, and education systems have a chance to break segregation from the beginning and bring all ethnicities together. Montessori is advocating for an education system that sees the freedom that the child manifests and allows them to express their creativity. She believes that the freedom they attain from proper education releases their inner ambitions allowing them to lead a successful life. Her idea of education is that “The school must permit the free, natural manifestations of the child if in the school scientific pedagogy is to be born”. Woodson believes that education should be widespread, and not pertained to one race, he believes blacks should not only be educated to what the white man wants, they should be educated on their history as well. Black people wouldn’t be forced to believe “he must be a good Negro and must learn to stay in a Negro’s place”. if education was fair, Negro’s would have a space in society and would have acquired the means and techniques necessary from school, such that when confronted with any situation, they will be able to overcome
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