"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, May 30, 2008

Planning for the Restoration

As the past eight years have been largely counterproductive on social, economic, political, moral, educational, military, and environmental matters that matter, the next eight years must be devoted to a restoration of moral credibility, ethical governance, and enviromental stewardship in education and life in general within the Republic.

Here is one of the pathfinders for getting back to the main trail:
May 2008

Moral Dimensions of Educational Decisions

The essential place of values-rich curricula in the public schools

By Amitai Etzioni

There is a widely held notion that public schools (which, of course, most students attend) should not teach values. In effect, schools do. Moreover, there are next to no significant decisions a school administrator or classroom teacher can make that do not have a normative dimension. . . .
Read the rest here from The School Administrator .

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