What Should Education Teach Journal Entry Help

What Should Education Teach?

W.E.B. Du Bois was the first African American to earn a doctoratefrom Harvard. He fought for African American rights and cofounded theNAACP. Du Bois sought social, economic and political reforms to expandequality and access for minorities (Pullman & Van Patten).

Watch the short biography of W.E.B. Du Bois on Bio.com. http://www.biography.com/people/web-du-bois-9279924/videos/web-du-bois-mini-biography-15383107870

Then reflect on the following quote:

Education and work are levers to uplift apeople. Work alone will not do it unless inspired by the right idealsand guided by intelligence. Education must not simply teach work—itmust teach life.” – W. E. B. DuBois, The Negro Problem, 1903

Although this quote is more than 100 years old, the wordsstill ring true for our society today. Please explain what you think“Education must not simply teach work—it must teach life” meant thenand what it means now. 

Recommended Resource: Short History of W.E.B. DuBois – http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history-w.e.b.-dubois

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