Kurt Hahn

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Kurt Hahn was a German educator and founder of several innovative educational movements, including Outward Bound.


"The purpose of education is to impel people into value forming experiences, and (to ensure these qualities): a readiness for sensible self-denial, tenacity in pursuit, an enterprising spirit...and above all, compassion."

"There are three ways of trying to win the young. There is persuasion. There is compulsion and there is attraction. You can preach at them; that is a hook without a worm. You can say "you must volunteer." That is the devil. And you can tell them, "you are needed" that hardly ever fails."

"Education must enable young people to effect what they have recognized to be right, despite hardships, despite dangers, despite inner skepticism, despite boredom, and despite mockery from the world."

"There is more in you than you think"

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