Happiness is the full use of one's powers along the lines of excellence in a life that offers scope.
Could the above Greek definition of happiness serve as an all-encompassing goal for teachers of English in the secondary school? If so, how could we encourage the full, excellent use of all of our students' talents in ways calculated to improve their public and private lives? In helping students use all their talents, would we not also counteract the perception that the quality of English instruction has declined?
© 1990 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa
LaRocque, Geraldine E.
"Prefatory Note: Happiness and the Teaching of English,"
Draftings In: Vol. 5:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/draftings/vol5/iss1/2