Kristin Harkness (email@example.com)
Sun, 5 Nov 2000 18:09:54 -0500
This assumption only holds if "inherently flawed = unwilling to learn",
which I don't believe. I agree with Scott that we all have flaws. Some
would say that curiosity is one of them :). I think humans are innately
curious, and want to learn. Flaws notwithstanding.
I too have come across many doubters who don't believe that children will
learn in a Sudbury setting. I think the assumptions that they are working
1) Learning is hard and not fun.
2) Children are naturally lazy.
I don't believe either of those, either. I think the first one is a direct
result of being traditionally schooled. I'm not sure where the second one
comes from. Perhaps from watching children trying to get out of traditional
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