The education of character does not mean the learning of maxims or habits and their inter-relationships. It means not remaining in and with ourselves. In the context of my teaching, it means not interfering with the independence of the student to form and to ask questions about that which he wants to know or become aware of now, that which disturbs or delights him now, and that which he may come to know tomorrow. Interference occurs when we manipulate the student to our way of seeing the world and man, rather than opening him up and drawing him in. This is no simple task since it involves fairly constant trust so the student can become aware of the truth of the unity of the person, its integrity, the unity of life and action, theory and practice, thought and feeling.
"Education for Wholeness,"
Perspectives: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol3/iss3/3