There are four ways in which we belittle children.
- We see them as inferior and requiring spoon feeding
- We dumb down their material
- We try to coerce their attention instead of training the habit of attention
- We undervalue knowledge and focus on wrong information and methods
Beauty united people of all socioeconomic backgrounds
Subordinates need attention and remembrance
The maimed existence in which a man goes on from day to day without either nourishing or using his intellect is causing anxiety to those interested in education.
That is what I found in Chapter 4 of Mason’s Towards a Philosophy of Education. Did you read it? Do you have a favorite part?
We will be discussing Chapter 5 at this month’s discussion night on Monday June 13, 2011.