Encultured Taste

People will someday be emancipated from having their tastes in all things superimposed on them by others. Then, taste will never have its source in early deprivation and an accumulated habit under deprived conditions, in adaptation to an emaciated milieu. But taste will result from choice among alternatives, from volition and a wealth of opportunity—what the person would choose or do if s-he had had equal opportunities for exposure in the early years. It should be the job of education to provide a conscious, continual and systematic exposure to all graded experiences humankind can have, social, political, cultural, moral, religious, and so on.  That’s what schools are for in a complex, multicultural society. Children will look beyond the politics, religion, and social and economic status of their parents.

Published in: on September 26, 2007 at 3:56 pm  Comments Off on Encultured Taste  
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