What Are the Aims of Education?

@article{Schmitt2005WhatAT,
  title={What Are the Aims of Education?},
  author={Frederick F. Schmitt},
  journal={Episteme},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={223 - 234}
}
Theorists of education have long debated the ultimate aims of education, often proposing one or another cognitive aim, such as true belief or critical thinking. I will argue first that there are no ultimate aims common to all kinds of education, apart from the vacuous ones of transmitting cognition and improving the student's cognition. In light of this conclusion, the matter to investigate is the ultimate aims of certain broad kinds of education. I will restrict my inquiry here to cognitive… 
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