An Important Distinction

Jan 29, 2008
A textbook and a text are two very different things. A textbook is a collection of texts, most of which are abridged, combined in a single binding and usually with the comments of the editor woven throughout. A text, generally speaking, is an individual artifact that stands on its own as a work of art in its integrity. Very few texts or lessons survive the assault of the textbook.
Andrew  Kern

Andrew Kern

Andrew Kern is the founder and president of The CiRCE Institute and the co-author of the book, Classical Education: the Movement Sweeping America

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