Daily Archives: April 24, 2017
The School District of La Crosse serves a population of 80,000 that includes all of the city of La Crosse, which has approximately 55,000 residents, and all or part of the towns of Medary, Shelby, Campbell, Bergen, Greenfield, Hamburg, and ‘ll be pleased by the many outstanding educational and family-focused opportunities the area provides. Contrary to popular belief, only a small fraction of India in 2008 can speak English, and a further fraction actually prefers it. (Going by Census 2001 data on education, my guess for both fractions is a quarter, though I could be overestimating.) Education, jobs and opportunities for self-improvement go only to this quarter of a quarter.
However, remember, people in power always try to do the same: If India gets a BJP government at the centre next year, invariably they would start tinkering with the education system and impose their versions of what students should learn …Read More
Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it?. He believed that all children are born ready to learn from their surroundings so as to grow into virtuous adults, but due to the malign influence of corrupt society, they often fail to do so. To counter this, he advocated removing the child from society during education.
And interestingly, there now is slightly more interest in Dewey on the part of philosophers of education in the UK than there was in earlier years, and there is growing interest by philosophers from the Continent (see, for example, Biesta and Burbules 2003).
Topics covered in the Archambault volume were typical of those that became the bread and butter” of analytic philosophy of education throughout the English-speaking world—education as …Read More