Humanities Moments

Listening and Learning: Innovating Education, Developing Character, and Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contributed by Maurice “Mo” Green, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964)
Maurice Green describes the ways in which an essay by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., written while he was a student at Morehouse College, gave him a more expansive understanding of what education can and should do. As the superintendent of the Guilford County School District, Green successfully implemented programs that emphasized students’ character development alongside academic achievement.

Title

Listening and Learning: Innovating Education, Developing Character, and Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Description

Maurice Green describes the ways in which an essay by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., written while he was a student at Morehouse College, gave him a more expansive understanding of what education can and should do. As the superintendent of the Guilford County School District, Green successfully implemented programs that emphasized students’ character development alongside academic achievement.

Source

“The Purpose of Education” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date

2008

Contributor

Maurice “Mo” Green, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Identifier

listening-and-learning

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