Daily Archives: July 26, 2017
Genes play a bigger role in educational achievement than teachers, schools or home environment, and the reason we know this – apparently – is because we can compare the performance of thousands of pairs of twins. Plato also believed that human beings enter the world with an inborn knowledge of reality, a position called nativism. Think of it this way: If our education system was better, and our nationhood was so glorious, how would the British conquer us in the first place, to give Macaulay this chance of subverting us.
Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; ‘the point is to change it’. In 1901, John Dewey wrote The Child and the Curriculum, and later Democracy and Education, in which he shows concern for the relationship between society and education.
This new series will be open to original, innovative and rigorous scholarly work by ethnomusicologists, historical sociologists, and …Read More