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Education: Like a Drizzle or a Downpour?

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Education: Like a Drizzle or a Downpour?

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“Storms come and go fast. When the downpour reaches the ground, the water runs away quickly—little gets into the ground. Drizzle offers a different image—fine, slow, silent, and yet penetrating. Drizzle soaks into the ground. The Chinese have a saying: ‘Real education is like the spring drizzle, silently penetrating and nurturing.’” That’s an excerpt from an article by Xin-An Lu published in the May 2001 issue of the Teaching Professor.

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