3: Education in the 1950s
4: English Education or American Education?
5: The Provenance of the Preface
6: English English or American English?
7: Lewis on English Education
8: All Must Have Prizes
9: Conclusion: Lack Thereof
So it is disconcerting to realise that Lewis was objecting to the Norwood reforms on the grounds that they were too egalitarian. Norwood seems to have believed in Platonic essentialism; in psychological determinism. People have different kinds of minds; they are born that way; there is nothing you can do about it. The job of education is to find out what kinds of minds people have, and then train them appropriately. You can't be proud of having a Gold, Silver or Bronze mind, any more than you can be proud of being tall or having blonde hair. The three groups have parity of esteem.
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