Aldous Huxley wrote: "Children are remarkable for intelligence, curiosity, intolerance of shams, ruthlessness of vision". And yet with all that potential how many parents have lamented the fact that they cannot get through to their teenager? How many teachers have been frustrated by an unruly group of students who don't seem to want to learn? How many teachers are frustrated because they see their real roles as over-qualified child minders?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:57Read more: A New Direction in Education
The structure and educational approach of high schools (in developed countries at least) would be much better if it focussed more on facilitating learning and less on controlling students.
This is a huge issue and articulation of it has to use generalisations with all their problems. There may well be some national system and specific school exceptions to this situation - if so please share them in comments or in the relevant discussion group.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 22:15Read more: High School Reform