Leonard Peikoff presents an account of the philosophy of education from an Objectivist perspective, based on a recorded course given in 1985. In this lesson, you’ll explore questions related to techniques of classroom instruction, the training of teachers and political aspects of education. Which technique is more effective: lecturing or class discussion? How should educators be trained? What is — and what is not — needed for effective teacher training? What can we do about the dismal state of today’s public schools? Are teachers colleges necessary, or are they an obstacle to educational reform?