what are schools for?

I have not read this book by Ron Miller…yet. Though I agree that we are at a cultural, economic, political crossroads..I am not sure I will agree completely with his “post modern” analysis. But I love the title…It is the first question* the SOS project asks..because education is an essential foundational piece of this change. What is school for? is a profound and important question…

“According to many futurists and cultural historians, a significant cultural shift has begun to occur: the decline of the modern, industrial era and the rise of a “postmodern” civilization that could usher in radical changes in politics, economics, and other social institutions, including education. One of the emerging strands of postmodern thought, known as holistic thinking, is an ecological worldview that is influenced by new scientific paradigms as well as ancient and indigenous spiritual traditions. As the founder of the journal Holistic Education Review, Ron Miller is among the best known and best informed interpreters of the holistic education movement. In What Are Schools For?, he describes this approach in a clear philosophical and historical perspective.”

*the questions
Posted on September 1, 2013 by cthebean
Why is there school….what is the purpose of school?
What do you like most (or did you like most) about school?
What is (or was) hard about school?
What are (or were) you good at in school?
What important things have you learned about or how to do in school?
What do you (or did you) want to learn about in school?
What would you change about school ?
Do you (or did you) like school?
What do you imagine might be better for people than school?
Do you think other people would agree with your ideas?

Share your thoughts please…


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About cthebean

Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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