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Grown Birds and Poultry-Keepers: C. S. Lewis on Education

Carrie Birmingham
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Pepperdine University
Carrie.birmingham@pepperdine.edu

Abstract

Nearly eight decades ago in his book, The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis warned the subjectivism replacing traditional, objective morality in education threatened to dehumanize society to the point of abolishing humanity. Today, product-peddling corporations are seeking to replace traditional education by offering schools online personalized learning and data gathered through students' Internet activity as they shape them into the next generation of consumers. This essay explores the implications of Lewis’s warnings on twenty-first- century education and offers a response.

 
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