Now, the gist of this topic was to note that some teachers could and would impart knowledge and wisdom via a different methodology--the "lecture" rather than "teaching/instruction". But one has to start somewhere to gain the "base" knowledge and I suppose that high school and undergraduate venues provide that data base, but I think that such a "lecture" program could and should filter to lower levels.
It has been said: "Pedagogical direction at any level should be at what is needed for social and economic success of the student. After all the real job of education is to raise the net worth of the students in the milieu, is it not?" I don't entirely agree with that. Sure it is a lofty goal to obtain skills to better the self and family and I suppose society as a whole. Technological skills of that variety can be obtained at vocational schools a whole lot cheaper. But there is a lot more to university life for they touch on the humanity of educational endeavors--sort of put things together and offer a deeper perspective. Thus, I see a difference between the "lecture" mode as compared to the "teaching" mode. It is correct that the fundamentals of reading, writing, and logical thinking have run amuck. I see it every day and it is extremely frustrating. Society is getting more and more sophisticated and it will take more than just technological skills to effectively communicate.