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By Robert F. Worth

What's wisdom? Who comes to a decision what's very important? Who owns it?

These are imperative subject matters that run via this identify that goals to alter perceptions and knowing of schooling. utilizing old and modern examples, the authors study the motivations, conflicts, and contradictions in schooling. In breaking down the constructions, forces, and applied sciences concerned they exhibit how substitute methods can emerge.

Dr. Adam Unwin is Senior Lecturer in company and Economics schooling at college university London's Institute of Education.

John Yandell is Senior Lecturer in schooling at collage university London Institute of schooling.

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Ducking beneath the missiles, shield held overhead, he reached the line of archers which immediately collapsed in terror. The rest of the Persians on the left were unable to stand against Alexander's cavalry and his following infantry. The Persian left collapsed. In the center, the elite Macedonian infantry phalanx made no headway against Darius's Greeks. They floundered in the river, their ranks ragged, while the Greek hoplite infantry easily held its position. Near the shore, Persian cavalry charged across the river and began pushing in Parmenio's troops who had little room to maneuver since Parmenio had been ordered to keep his flank against the sea.

Until that point, Alexander, like his father, had worked on a shoestring. Now the first priority was to march down the Mediterranean seacoast, eliminating the Persian fleet and any possibility that the Persians could materially assist a rebellion in Greece. After epic sieges at Tyre and Gaza, the army reached Egypt, where Alexander was greeted as a liberator and crowned pharaoh. While there he founded the city of Alexandria and made a mysterious trip through the desert to consult the oracle of Ammon, a figure the Greeks considered equivalent to Zeus.

The rest of Alexander's army, under Craterus, surrounded thirteen thousand Areians who had taken refuge on a "rocky outcrop" with sheer cliffs on its west side and a somewhat lesser gradient on the east. It was densely wooded and had a year-round spring at its summit. At first, this natural fortress defied the Macedonians. But Alexander, as Curtius said, "had a mind that constantly wrestled with problems. . " The army had been cutting trees to pile up against the steep cliffs, and during that hot August a strong west wind had dried them into tinder.

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