Reflection: The Most Vital Response in Secondary Education

Mary Doloretta Kissner, Fordham University


Now, although it is true that mere knowledge will not always result in right choice; that the most clever thinkers are not always the most conscientious in their moral strivings; yet, as Father Faber concisely and accurately observes, "Our characters are molded in the world of our thoughts." Students trained to habits of reflection, with due regard to emotional and other cultural influences and guided above all by the principles of religion, cannot fail to develop that freedom of will and control in personal character which will realize the educational ideal of our utilitarian age - efficiency in service to our fellow men, and besides, the grander ideal interwoven with our spiritual destiny - efficiency in the service of God.

Subject Area

Pedagogy|Secondary education|Educational evaluation|Educational psychology|Education

Recommended Citation

Kissner, Mary Doloretta, "Reflection: The Most Vital Response in Secondary Education" (1925). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29281789.