How Children Fail by John Holt – published in 1964, but still a very useful read. The whole book is built on observations of what children do to get through what’s asked of them in the typical classroom–often coping strategies rather than real problem solving, and the ways teachers interfere with the process of the development and use of of intelligence in the classroom. 610 more words
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Oakeshott’s words were prescient and remains salient as ever
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The world in which many children now grow up is crowded, not necessarily with occupants and not at all with memorable experiences, but with happenings; it is a ceaseless flow of seductive trivialities which invoke neither reflection nor choice but instant participation.
If you have confidence in that figure of 89.9%, you might as well believe in numerology, sorcery or conspiracies.
Over 80% of citizens support Putin even while berating local authorities and complaining about harsh living conditions. 699 more words