The title of this book can be understood in two ways, both of them intentionally so. Primarily, my purpose has been to recommend a system of education that will prepare children for meeting life’s challenges, and not only fit them for employment or for intellectual pursuits. I have also wanted, however, to help the reader to see the whole of life, beyond the years spent in school, as education.
For if indeed, as most people deeply believe, life has purpose and meaning, then its goal must be to educate us ever-more fully to that meaning. And the true goal of the education we receive during our school years must be to help prepare us for that lifelong learning process.