An education system that cannot produce poets as well as scientists is failing, Pope Francis writes in the foreword to a collection of essays on the future of education. Photo: AFP
An education system that cannot produce poets as well as scientists is failing, Pope Francis writes in the foreword to a collection of essays on the future of education. Photo: AFP

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How schools can tackle climate breakdown, intolerance and other big challenges – scholars respond to Pope’s call for ‘global compact on education’

  • Education needs to go beyond utilitarian and religious, Pope Francis argues. Harvard scholar Howard Gardner says its values should be goodness, truth and beauty
  • Other contributors stress the value of reading books in the digital age, and of schools’ role in preparing societies for big change amid the climate crisis

An education system that cannot produce poets as well as scientists is failing, Pope Francis writes in the foreword to a collection of essays on the future of education. Photo: AFP
An education system that cannot produce poets as well as scientists is failing, Pope Francis writes in the foreword to a collection of essays on the future of education. Photo: AFP
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