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What according to Russell are the real function of a teacher as discussed in his essay"The Function of a teacher." give references from text

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For Russell, the teacher's function is rooted in the idea of enlarging the world of the student.  There should be an intellectual pursuit in which the student is able to sample as much as possible before making a decision as to what defines their own values and belief system.  Russell sees the function of a teacher as being to instruct through content, but also inform...

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