The point of school

I’ve extracted this slightly from its context, but it makes for a lovely quote;

Vivian Gussin Paley once wrote: “…the whole point of school is to find a common core of references without blurring our own special profiles….”

Ref: p.viii Vivian Gussin Paley (1997) The Girl with the Brown Crayon. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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