how to get educated
Deborah Muise (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 15 Apr 1998 10:54:33 -0400
>>On Mon, Apr 13, 1998 at 12:16:26PM -0500, Eric Crump
>>> Maybe if democratic schools were re-conceived as perpetually
>>> resources for all learners of any age, so people could stop
by when they
>>> needed them, it might not seem so necessary to persuade
people to learn
>>> things out of synch with their own interests and needs. If,
when they need
>>> to read, they had access to the educational resources they
need, then no
>>> one would have to be forced to read at some arbitrary
>>> Just an idea...
>YES, it is a brilliant insight, and one that really caught my
>well! And YES, there has been much work done in the area of adult
>--WHEN ADULTS ARE MOTIVATED BY A CAUSE--by Miles Horton & Paulo
>other "popular" educators, that might perhaps be of
interest to those in
>democratic schools as well.
I think Eric and Robin are eloquently discussing important issues here.
Much of adult education now is designed to motivate people. Where did
they lose self-motivation? And another thing, since when did literacy
have anything to do with success in modern life? The most illiterate
memos come from the highest paid executives. I work for them at a MUCH
lower pay rate, but spelling correctly. I think real education is an
active process that does not begin in childhood and end at adulthood.
The adaptability and creativity of humans is more important to lifelong
success than any one "subject". Like, for instance, how to send
plain text instead of HTML.