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Denel helps students to boost their maths and science


High school pupils are receiving assistance to enhance their mathematics and science grades from South African arms manufacturer, Denel, by way of a specialised training programme.

The programme began in 2008 and assists close to 80 students annually. Mike Ngidi, Denel’s human resources and transformation group executive, explained that Denel is adding to the enhancement in the quality of maths and science teaching by way of an outreach programmes and extra tuition provided to students in disadvantaged areas.

A team of 44 engineers employed in the aerospace and defence industry take time out of their weekend to assist and share their know-how about these vital subjects with pupils in grades 8 to 11 at Steve Tshwete Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch.

As a result of their education programmes, Denel is creating new study and career opportunities to deserving students – particularly in the engineering professions.


Continuity of school syllabus

There are clearly remarkable improvements in science and maths results ever since the Denel Training Academy selected Steve Tshwete Secondary School as its project school.

The school’s principal, Takalani Ndou, pointed out the fact that they have recorded five maths and science distinctions in the two years since the project began. This is an accomplishment never attained before in the school’s short history.

The programme operates along with the school’s teachers to make sure that there exists a continuation with what the pupils are performing in the school syllabus.

Venashree McPherson, the people development manager at Denel Dynamics, explained how the company’s goal is to promote engineering as a career option for school leavers as a result of their tutoring programme together with the provision of bursaries to deserving students.



The pupils are given study guides, stationery and bags when they attent classes.

One of the students who completed the programme, Kgaugelo Mokholwane, was given a bursary from Denel Dynamics in 2011 to carry on with his studies at tertiary level, whilst another student won a national maths quiz run through the social network, MXit.

McPherson explained that the programme would undoubtedly carry on growing, with the anticipation of far better results in the long run.

Ngidi added: “As a result of our participation in education projects at high school level, we have high hopes to inspire a whole new generation of future engineers, technicians and artisans who will certainly make it possible for South Africa to help maintain its high-tech leadership position.”


Maths and science development strategy in Gauteng

This is not the only solution currently being undertaken to improve the standard of critical skills. The Gauteng Department of Education has layed out numerous goals and objectives to boost the quality of mathematics, science and technology (MST) education within the province.

These have been outlined in the MST Improvement Strategy Paper of 2009-2014, which states: “Quality in mathematics, science and technology education is an ever-increasing requirement for the development of skills needed in modern economies. As the center of the South African economy, Gauteng is required to make certain that school leavers moving into higher education and industry are sufficiently prepared in these subjects.”

Goals and objectives include: strengthening MST teaching to all of the Gauteng schools, which is focused on continually developing teachers’ instruction skills; increasing the provision of MST resources, which consists of the satisfactory distribution of MST textbooks along with other learning and teaching support materials to schools; offering programmes to support learners in MST, which comprises a variety of campaigns to enhance learner achievement by way of in-class and supplementary programmes; and additionally, boosting the management of MST teaching and learning, guaranteeing there is a positive and conducive environment for MST education in schools and districts.


Dinaledi Schools Project

Maths and science have been made a top priority subjects over a decade ago by the education department. The Dinaledi Schools Project was started in 2001 by the department to boost the volume of matriculants with university-entrance mathematics and science passes.

The strategy consists of selecting high schools for Dinaledi status to boost learner participation and performance in mathematics and science, and additionally provide them with the appropriate resources and support.

Dinaledi means “stars” in Setswana. The Department of Basic Education earmarked R70-million (US$9.1-million) for the Dinaledi schools programme in 2011/12; this is expected to reach R105.5-million ($13.7-million) in 2013/14.

Source: mediaclubsouthafrica.com


15 Telling Facts About the App Gap

Kids these days tend to love technology, especially handheld mobile devices that play movies, games, and apps for learning and entertainment. It seems that so many children these days are learning from apps, sometimes even more often than they learn from books. And while some may laud this as a positive trend, there are downsides. Specifically, experts worry about kids that don’t have access to mobile devices with apps, and are concerned that their learning experiences may not be as rich as those who do regularly use mobile devices. This learning lag is what’s know as the “app gap,” the difference between the education of kids who can afford iPhones, and kids who can’t. But at the same time, apps and screen time may not be doing affluent children any favors. Sure, they teach motor skills, words, math, and even foreign languages, but the official word thus far is that they’re not actually helpful, and spending too much time engaged with a screen, whether it’s a TV, computer, or iPad, can actually be harmful to child development and learning. Read on, and we’ll take a look at facts about the app gap, screen time for children, and technology in education at large.




1. Affluent families are far more likely to download specialty apps for kids

Although apps on mobile devices can be educational for children, not all kids have access to them, and typically, low income children are left out. In families with incomes over $75,000, almost half of them download apps for their young children, but in lower-earning families with incomes of $30,000 or less, only one in eight downloaded apps. That means low income children may be missing out on educational resources that might help them in the future. Some schools are adopting iPads and other mobile devices for learning, but they are not yet prevalent, leaving students without the means for mobile learning in the dark.

2. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend apps for young children

Experts and parents worry about the possibility of low income students being left behind while rich kids learn from their iPads, but this disparity may actually be doing them a favor. Although parents are often quick to hand over their iDevices on demand, the AAP recommends that children under the age of two do not experience any “screen time.” This includes iPhones, iPads, and other devices, even if they do offer educational apps. According to the AAP, children over the age of two should not have more than one to two hours of screen time each day, and it should be broken up into half hour intervals.

3. Many low-income parents don’t even know what an app is

For many moderate to high income parents and kids, apps are a fact of daily life, whether they are for email, entertainment, or learning. But in lower income brackets, apps are a mystery that both parents and kids are clueless about. In a recent study, more than a third of low-income parents did not know what an “app” was. For kids, this means that they can’t benefit from something their parents aren’t even aware of.

4. There’s a gap between screen time and reading in young children

Screen time, whether it’s from mobile devices, computers, or TV all adds up throughout the day. And although some of this time may be touted and accepted by many as educational, in practice it’s often taking the place of a more valuable learning tool: reading. Screen media use in children often dwarfs that of reading time. Even in infants and toddlers, kids typically spend over twice as much time watching DVDs and TV as they do being read to or reading independently.

5. The iPad has been called “Children’s Toy of the Year”

The iPad is so popular for kids in entertainment, learning, and let’s face it: distraction, PC World once referred to it as the “Children’s Toy of the Year.” The magazine highlighted how naturally kids seem to gravitate to the iPhone and iPad user interface, and somehow immediately know what to do with it. That means it has the potential to be a great tool for educational learning, giving kids an attractive toy to play with and learn from. And as PC World has pointed out, it’s a substitute for DVD entertainment in cars, as kids can change apps and watch movies independently, a use that’s perhaps more developmentally beneficial than watching TV.

6.  App use is not as prevalent as you might think

News articles and YouTube videos might have you believe that practically every kid in the developed world is walking around with their own mobile device in their pockets. And although parents (and kids) are increasingly adopting iPhones and iPads, statistics indicate that their use may not be as widespread as it seems. Or at least, kids aren’t using them day in and day out. Each day, just 11% of 0-eight-year-olds use a smartphone, iPod or similar device for apps, games, videos, and entertainment. And even when they’re doing so, they don’t actually spend that much time doing it, with the average amount of usage time coming in at 43 minutes a day.

7. Some parents may not be paying attention to what their kids are doing on their iPhones

Aside from the obvious cost to own an iPhone and maintain a data plan, there may be another reason low income parents don’t typically download apps for their kids: the hidden cost. Parents may not be paying a lot of attention to the apps they’re downloading for kids, and without careful supervision (or disconnection from a data plan or WiFi), kids can rack up hundreds, even thousands of charges from the app store and even in-app purchases. One article from MSNBC highlights the stories of boys who “$52 buying virtual coins to play with dolphins in an iPhone game,” and a young girl who ran up a whopping $1,400 bill on iTunes for “Smurfberries.” The parents of these children had no idea the purchases were made until they noticed them on their credit card statements.

8. More kids have mobile devices than ever before

Although the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend regular screen time for children, young kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens. And although TV makes up a lot of that time, mobile devices do to. In fact, according to studies, half of children under eight have access to a mobile device, including iPods, iPads, and iPhones.

9. Doctors aren’t talking about screen time with parents

Mobile device use and apps are prevalent, and although they’re certainly coming up as a topic of discussion in mom groups, it doesn’t seem like it’s coming up in doctor’s offices. In fact, reports indicate that just 14% of doctors have ever discussed media use with parents of children two and younger.

10. Children now are more likely to own a mobile phone than a book

Although some apps include books gone interactive, it seems like mobile devices and their apps may be replacing books as handheld entertainment for children. In a study by the National Literacy Trust, it was shown that nearly nine in ten students have a mobile phone, but less than 75% of kids have their won books at home. While apps may be educational, they can’t take the place of books, and parents would do well to either provide books or visit the library to get books for kids to read in place of using apps.

11. Older kids typically prefer digital distractions over books

The iPhone has only been around since 2007, not long enough to have an incredible impact on the development of older kids from birth. But still, even in older childhood, digital distractions are increasingly popular for kids. And although phones with apps and even computers can be educational, they’re not always used that way, much to the detriment of students’ education. In a New York Times article, one student was only able to finish 43 pages of a summer reading assignment, one that he should have finished in less than two months, but instead preferring to “get a whole story in six minutes” from YouTube.

12. Low income kids do often have access to computers, however

Although some worry about the app gap leaving low income students behind as higher income students are able to learn and play on the go, the fact is that digital learning resources are typically available to most students who want them. Schools may not be full of iPads for every student, but most children do have access to a computer at home, often at home: 72% of children eight and under have a computer they can use at home, including 48% of low income families. Educational computer games, apps, and learning websites can be utilized on computers as well as mobile devices, so the app gap may not be as worrisome as it seems.

13. Kids frequently use computers

Even as mobile device use grows, computers remain a popular device for children. For the average child, computer use begins around age three, earlier than even public school. And although kids that age may not be using a computer every day, that number grows with age. At ages two to four, about 12% of kids used a computer each day, and 24% used a computer at least once a week. By age five to eight, 22% of kids typically use a computer each day.

14. Most iPhone moms will let their kids use them

It’s not surprising that lots of parents with iPhones allow their children to play with them. Most kids recognize the phone as a fun toy and will often demand or simply take it to play with, even if parents are a little wary about handing over an expensive piece of hardware to a tiny master of destruction. In fact, more than 59% of US moms with iPhones will let their children use the device, and of these, 61% with download apps, games, and other entertainment just for their kids to use.

15. There are far more important gaps to worry about

The app gap, and its possible result of disparity of education between kids who have apps, and those who don’t, is a seemingly small inequality that may or may not have any merit at all. Educational DVDs, computer programs, and apps may be helpful, or they may not, and they all add up to screen time, which the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend for children under the age of two, and recommends limited use for older kids. Still, poor children have much more to worry about, including gaps in nutrition, health care, and even availability the simplest of electronic learning devices, all of which can affect achievement much more than the latest iPhone game for kids.


Source: onlinecolleges.net



SA government job creation strategy commences with Chefs

Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk

The government’s job-creation strategy has made its debut through the hospitality industry in the way of a young chefs’ education and learning venture.

Eight hundred young South Africans already have commenced training in order to become professional chefs as part of the National Youth Chef Training Programme, an exciting new program started via the Department of Tourism.

The department unveiled the programme on 24 February 2011 in Johannesburg at the HTA School of Culinary Art. The academy is just one of many cuisine institutions in the country that will actually offer training.

The department has recently invested in excess of R30-million (US$4.3-million) towards the programme for the following three years, an investment that Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk proclaimed has demonstrated a “vote of confidence” in the South African Chefs Association (Saca) in addition to the scheme itself.


Saca is going to operate the programme, and it has picked out educational institutions in all of the nine of South Africa’s provinces to provide training. It’s a six-month training course and furthermore an additional set of students are going to be chosen later on in the year, as reported by Saca president Stephen Billingham.

Some 230 of the programme’s students come from Gauteng, while both KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape provide 180 each. The Eastern Cape has 60, and 30 are going to be completely trained when it comes to each one of the other five provinces. The volume of signed up students per province was in fact determined as a result of skills demand within the hospitality sector.

The scheme is prioritising out of work individuals between the ages 18 and 35 possessing a matric qualification. A considerable number of unemployed tertiary-education graduate students have in addition signed up with the programme. “It really needs to be available to young adults equipped with matric, in addition to various other young adults that happen to be unemployed,” said Van Schalkwyk.

The young chefs who’ve signed up with the programme happen to be enrolled at absolutely no cost. Billingham mentioned the training opportunity has been promoted in leading newspapers around the country. “We’ve recently been advertising and marketing it over the past several months. We’ll continue to keep promoting and advertising it through the national press.”

Prior to being chosen, applicants went through interviews to be able to evaluate and assess their particular interest in addition to necessary skills when it comes to cuisine preparation. Tremendous passion is necessary to qualify for the programme, stressed Billingham.

The student chefs are going to receive a stipend of R2 000 ($285) if not more per month, according to the Saca president.

Call to private sector

The government will look within the private sector to establish sustainable job opportunities for all these young people after they graduate. Leading hotels and restaurants will be the preferred locations for a majority of these future professionals, whilst the flourishing events and catering business in addition has a great number of employment opportunities.

“I wish to call on the private sector to truly come to the table to help and assist all of us place all of these young individuals,” Van Schalkwyk said.

The government’s campaign for new employment opportunities is likely to have great results if the private sector creates considerably more opportunities, noted Van Schalkwyk. “It is actually our colleagues within the private sector who are able to create work opportunities that we truly require.”

Job creators, not seekers

Nkwe Mayimela, a 27-year-old unemployed graduate from Pretoria, considers the programme as being a superb chance to edge nearer to accomplishing her dream of owning a restaurant. She managed to graduate with a national diploma in travel and tourism studies from the Tshwane University of Technology last year, unfortunately has struggled to acquire employment.

“I sent applications for the programme for the reason that it’s for individuals without work,” Mayimela said. “I believe it’s a perfect opportunity for me. I would like to start my own restaurant in Pretoria.”

In the event the commitment of Israel Molisaotsile, a chief strategist at the Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is anything to go by, Mayimela is without a doubt at the right place.

Modisaotsile stated the organisation is going to be working together with the Department of Tourism to provide training for the young chefs when it comes to entrepreneurship. The youngsters are going to be enrolled at entrepreneurship programmes facilitated by the Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“Once they’ve been properly trained here [at culinary academies], we filter all of them directly into entrepreneurship programmes,” Molisaotsile said.

The goal and objective would be that the graduates from the National Youth Chef Training Programme will end up being job creators within their communities, and not merely people looking for work. “We are convinced that all these students can create work opportunities. We now have partners whose interest will be to ensure that these individuals create employment,” Molisaotsile added.

For more details contact Department of Tourism directly.

Source: mediaclubsouthafrica.com, wacs2000.org, coffeehousemysteries.com, showcook.com, sachefsacademy.com, wearecunard.com


Celebrities rally behind learning and teaching campaign

Celebrities around the country have declared their support for this year’s Mandela Day and are rallying behind the call for quality learning and teaching by dedicating their time reading to children.

In partnership with the Department of Basic Education and Training and civil society organisations, the Nelson Mandela Institute (NMI) has urged South Africans to spend the day reading to young people and to donate books to schools.

Speaking at a media briefing at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Thursday, NMI Executive Director Kimberley Porteus said that this year’s Mandela Day is dedicated to the vision of the MDG 2, calling for quality education for all children.

“The Mandela Day will serve the spirit of South Africa to invest in education the way we never have before. Children’s success in education is through the number of words they are exposed to in the first eight years,” Porteus said.

Poet, singer and author, Nomsa Mazwai, said that education is the weapon to use to empower people.

“We must have justice in education in our lifetime and it needs to happen now,” Mazwai said.

Mazwai and her sister Thandiswa Mazwai, who is a musician, will be writing a book and will visit various schools during the month reading to learners.

Archbishop Thabo Mokgoba, head of the Anglican Church, Southern Africa, said those who read were more likely to become leaders.

“Let’s create a generation of leaders. Whilst I’ll be preaching in my church on Mandela Day, I’ll also be reading to young ones,” said Archbishop Makgoba.

Business woman and mentor, Basetsane Kumalo, said after 1994, the country is now waging an economic struggle and education is the only tool to use to win it.

“Through education, we can fight poverty, prejudice and discrimination and win. Use education to better peoples lives and create a cadre of leaders, through Mandela Day, we can able to create change.” said Kumalo.

She also urged the business sector to take part by responding to the call.

Basic Education Chief Director for Social Inclusion and Mobilisation in Education, Themba Kojana said that whilst government carries a responsibility to ensure quality learning and teaching, it can not work alone.

“It’s the power of reading that ensures our children have better education,” Kojana said.

Six ideas that have been identified for Mandela Day include gathering books for communities, organising plays for children, telling stories, reading together, make toys like blocks and puzzles for a local crSche and refurbishing or painting a local crSche or foundation phase classroom using cheery colours.

Source: BuaNews


75 Inspirational, Educational Quotes for the Classroom

It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or a teacher, the educational process can sometimes be an uphill battle. It’s important to find things that will keep you motivated, inspired and striving to do more. Numerous writers, politicians and thinkers have shared their feelings on education, learning, and teaching, and looking to their writing is a great place to start finding the inspiration you need. Here are 75 quotes on education that will help you to remember just why it is you do what you do.

Inspiration and Motivation

These quotes will help inspire you to do more, learn better and help those around you to achieve.

1.    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
2.    Helen Keller: Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
3.   Jean Jacques Rosseau: We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.
4.    Abraham Maslow: If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
5.    Dr. David M. Burns: Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
6.    Bill Vaughan: People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.
7.   Claus Moser: Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
8.   Victor Hugo: He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
9.   Erich Fromm: Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
10.   Vilfredo Pareto: Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
11. Jacob Bronowski: It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
12.   Martin H. Fischer: All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
13.   Mary Kay Ash: Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
14.   Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered. It is something molded.
15.  Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.


These quotes are ideal for motivating teachers to keep offering students their best day after day.

16.    Nikos Kazantzakis: Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
17.   Richard Bach: Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
18.   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
19.   Frank Smith: Thought flows in terms of stories — stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories.
20.    Marva Collins: Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
21.    Horace Mann: A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
22.   Carol Buchner: They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.
23.    Buddhist Proverb: If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly.
24.    Josef Albers: Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
25.    Confucius: Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
26.    Kahlil Gibran: The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
27.    Henry B. Adams: A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
28.    Mark Twain: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
29.    Plato: Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
30.    Eliphas Levi: A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
31.   Maria Montessori: The greatest sign of a success for a teacher…is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
32.    Rachel Carson: If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
33.    Albert Einstein: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
34.    Benjamin Franklin: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.


The learning process is different for each individual. Hear these great thinkers muse on what learning means to them in these inspirational quotes.

35.    Frances Willard: No matter how he may think himself accomplished, when he sets out to learn a new language, science or the bicycle, he has entered a new realm as truly as if he were a child newly born into the world.
36.    Plutarch: The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.
37.    B.B.King: The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
38.    George Iles: Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student.
39.    Euripides: Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
40.    Chinese Proverb: Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
41.    Abigail Adams: Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
42.    Leonardo Da Vinci: Learning never exhausts the mind.
43.    Confucius: Learning without thought is a labor lost, thought without learning is perilous.
44.    Denis Waitley: All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence.
45.    Greek Proverb: All things good to know are difficult to learn.
46.    Lloyd Alexander: We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
47.    Henry Ford: Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
48.    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
49.    Ray LeBlond: You learn something every day if you pay attention.
50.    Thomas Huxley: Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.
51.    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: There are many things which we can afford to forget which it is yet well to learn.
52.    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
53.    H.G. Wells: You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.
54.    Thomas Szasz: Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
55.    Bill Vaughan: People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.


In these quotes, you’ll hear everyone from presidents to business moguls muse on the importance of education.

56.    Tyron Edwards: The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
57.    John F. Kennedy: Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.
58.    Malcolm S. Forbes: Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
59.    Thomas Jefferson: Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of both mind and body will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
60.    Aristotle: Education is the best provision for old age.
61.    Abraham Lincoln: Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
62.    Helen Keller: Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
63.    Jim Rohn: If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
64.    Henry Peter Brougham: Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
65.    T.S. Eliot: It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
66.    William Haley: Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
67.    Will Durant: Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
68.    Robert Frost: Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
69.    George Washington Carver: Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
70.    B. F. Skinner: Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
71.    Aristotle: The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
72.    Sydney J. Harris: The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
73.    Franklin D. Roosevelt: The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
74.    G.K. Chesterton: Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
75.    Ernest Dimnet: Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.