"At the heart of all great professions is a deeper power of connoisseurship. It's true of great musicians, it's true of all virtuosi, that they know what is appropriate here and now. And great teachers are like that, they have a repertory of skills and possibilities and knowledge, but their skill is to apply it here and now, with you, to know what would be appropriate. So I believe it's both personally essential that we have forms of education which are humane and balanced, and liberal and sensitive and tolerant, but I believe it is a global imperative at the same time."
Sir Ken Robinson is an English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies.