The Practical Test of Education

by horngyih

The practical test of education in educated society is whether it prepares for the demands of the world fifteen years after graduation. Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.

To be able to do this a man must have learned to learn. He must be conscious of how much there is still to learn.

He must acquire basic tools of analysis, of expression, of understanding.

Above all he must have the desire for self-development.”

— Landmarks of Tomorrow, Peter Ferdinand Drucker