Curio Critique #20: Humour in Education

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Sl. No. Curio Book Title Year of Publication
20 The Punch - January - June 1913 1913

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But to go to school in a summer morn,
Oh, it drives all joy away!
Under a cruel eye outworn,
The little ones spend the day—
In sighing and dismay.
-Lines from ‘The Schoolboy’ by the British Poet, Painter and Printmaker,
William Blake (1757-1827)




Though Mark Twain (1835 -1910) was publishing across the continent his works were read by the public in Britain too. He is attributed with the humourous quote:
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”.
The following humourous illustrations appeared in the 1912 edition of The Punch published in England:

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The famous American Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) made a humourous observation about schooling:
My grandmother wanted me to have an education. That's why she kept me out of school.
Curio Quest What current issues in education are being perceived humorously by the general public?

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