In a weblog of a student I found this question:
Who teaches you to be an adult?
In a world of PISA– data about education and schools this is a real question. Do the PISA results matter very much to students and people?
An old definition of education: education is helping or guiding non-adults to become independent adults. Do school systems still apply that definition?
American colleges and universities have largely moved away from the goal of helping students address the full scope of these challenges, focusing primarily on their intellectual development.
About Confucius view on Education: In educating we do not communicate a cognitive content such as scientific facts and mathematical theorems. Rather education is applied moral psychology. Its purpose is to give a population competence in conventionalized conduct. Education internalizes behavior patterns. Education most resembles behavioral training character building. [a Daoist theory of Chinese Thought; Chad Hansen].