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Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain On The Liberal Arts Tradition

March 11, 2021 CLT Episode 30
Anchored
Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain On The Liberal Arts Tradition
Show Notes

Kevin Clark (founder of the Ecclesial Schools Initiative) and Ravi Jain (calculus and physics teacher at the Geneva School) join Jeremy to discuss their book The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education, as well as the classical education renewal movement in modern society. They begin by briefly discussing the history of 20th century education, to include the exportation of the American progressive education model across the world. They also discuss the reasons they began their book by discussing gymnastics, the critical role of culture to a school's success, and the deeper meaning behind musical education. Mathematics education is also examined thoroughly, to include the misguided notion that a math education must always be presented to students in terms of its practical application—that is, its value in study can lead students to much more meaningful questions about the connection of the physical world to the world of ideas, as well as a greater understanding of truth.

Host Jeremy Tate @JeremyTate41
Guests Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain
The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education