Thought provoking, science and research based, perspective on modern schools in the WEIRD (Western Educated Industrial Rich Democratic) societies.
We loved the analogy of schools as a living organism. We think the whole system should resemble a living organism and that includes the relationship between the local and the central system. That local schools would be thriving in their own unique way does not exclude the presence of some sort of central coordination body AT THE SERVICE of local schools and not coercing them into doing something imposed from the top. Through such coordination, common patterns could start to emerge that could give shape to shared guidelines, which would be supporting uniqueness and creativity instead of suffocating them. We don’t think there would be anything wrong if all the world nations agreed that all children should be educated in politeness, love, and good manners (universal values) and a universal auxiliary language, given the diverse schools involved went about it in their own unique way. We think what the speaker in the video is denouncing above of all is the coercive top-down relationship between many agents involved in the education system. That must change to give way to a more cooperative model whose ultimate aim be to support creativity and the advancement of true civilization.
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