By Titus Alexander
This tough, hard-hitting e-book is set making education correct to fashionable society. It starts off from the idea that our current schooling process is in poor health built to serve scholars and society in the twenty-first century. In a chain of optimistic but strong and provocative chapters, the authors examine serious matters shaping colleges this present day, with a view to:
* set out the serious matters at the back of the headlines
* exhibit facts from examine and examples of fine practice
* stimulate public debate and rigorous wondering how we teach little ones for all times within the twenty-first century
* supply useful examples of studying for the future
* current a imaginative and prescient for college transformation.
With contributions from various best commentators together with Tim Brighouse, Jonathan Poritt, Anita Roddick, Charles convenient and Jonathan Sacks, it is a must-read for college leaders, lecturers, policy-makers, mom and dad and all schooling professionals.
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Additional info for Education for a Change: Transforming the way we teach our children
Education is a process which changes, moves, is flexible and is infinitely varied. In previous generations there was the likelihood of children learning from parents or adults. That was the basis of education and many of our educational structures and practices derive from that model. For a variety of reasons, including the rapid advancement of technologies, knowledge and changes of attitudes we are facing generations in which we learn much information from our children. We are likely to be learning from generations yet to be born.
Such attitudes serve both children and society badly. Only those with no recollection of the childhood cruelties of the playground or the sports changing room can entertain the illusion that children are unsullied by the rougher ways of the world. The attempt to protect children from every source of harm or danger will create a generation of young people incapable of looking after themselves or others. Society needs to be as actively concerned with fostering children’s capacity to look out for themselves as with protecting them against dangers.
The polarity still exists between a world of care, compassion and love, appreciating beauty and serving others; and a world of efficiency, effectiveness, and employment and career development. These are not, and cannot be 36 The case for change taken to be the stark alternatives. It is true, however, that professionals in their work must get beyond the politically expedient and the immediate. Ideas of efficiency and effectiveness have to follow the essential ideas of forming people of hope and of service.