Excerpt from Education for Self-Realisation and Social Service
The present is a period of transition between an old era painfully passing and a new era gradually dawning. While necessarily reflecting this condition of society, education must also, with united prudence and courage, take up its own particular responsibility in the field of spiritual leadership. True to its best traditions, education must tenaciously conserve the priceless, tested treasures in its own ancient storehouse; yet also foresee, with clear vision, the new spiritual needs of the future and provide the food whereby the young generation may grow and flourish.
In such a spirit the present educational series has been carefully designed. Its first appeal is to the teachers themselves, through whom the pupils can be most fitly and effectively helped.
As a first practical step a small number of expert teachers of proved initiative, keenness and competence, have been selected with care; and these have been invited to set down their ideals and ideas, solidly based upon their experience and study of principles in the cardinal subjects of the curriculum.
But this proposal to deal with the education of the young is only the first step, though the most important, in the design to be embodied in the New Humanist Series.
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