In Chapter 2, I argued that one of the tasks of education was to impart an unders tanding of morality. There are obvious reasons why this is desirable. What we want to do in schooling is to p r e - pare pupils for adult life. Therefore it is necessary to give them a good basis for self-sufficiency, both economic and intellectual. Equally, though, as life is not purely economic and intellectual but also emotional and personal, some insight is needed into the way in which one ought to conduct one's personal and social life. This is the place of moral education.