Disziplin um der Disziplin willen ist eine verkürzte Sicht des Lernens. Doug Wilson (in: The Case for Classical Christian Education, 140-147)
(T)he human mind is inescapably teleological; it wants to know why it is learning something.
(H)ard work and precision are not ends in themselves. When we learn the importance of intellectual discipline, we can soon relate the value of that discipline to other tasks and from that point to the ultimate goal, which is the glory of God.
The classroom is for the child; the child is not for the classroom.
I have no problem with high standards or tight rules—but the rules are for the children; the children are not there to give the rules something to work upon.