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Education is one of the most difficult tasks undertaken by a society. It becomes an even greater problem when it is not only devoted to the integration of children into the society but also is considered as a means to construct a better society and to improve human nature—in the course of which moral and social values necessarily have to be questioned. For human beings not only transmit rules and skills, they also develop reflections concerning what is transmitted, what has to be transmitted—and why. We also reflect on the institutions in which transmittal occurs and the means that are adopted. In endeavors such as these, the aims or goals of education are a persistent question, as is the issue of means.

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