Sunday, June 17, 2018

Overeducated Beyond My Intelligence

Many folks will say, “I’m overeducated beyond my intelligence.” This oft misquoted phrase comes from a 1922 Harvard monograph in education by Dearborn, Lincoln & Shaw. Their exact wording was, “over-educated beyond their performance ability.” 

The context was that school children, “pass examinations and acquire knowledge, but are unable to use their acquired knowledge successfully in any occupation of high intellectual level.”

The problem with more and more education is that we may not be able to use it in real life. We pass exams in school but can we successfully master the test of life?