RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Isn't "certification" a form of "evaluation" ?

From: Alan Klein <alan_at_klein.net>
Date: Sun Oct 30 09:12:00 2005

Scott,

I notice that in your examples, quoted below, you specify "for the equipment
and others" as the targets for safety. You don't mention the people
themselves. Is that an oversight or is it part of a philosophy that says we
do not protect people from themselves?

In practical terms, for example, when one is certified to use the wood shop
equipment, is one examined only on whether one can handle the equipment in
such a way as not to harm the equipment and other people or is one examined
on one's ability not to injure oneself with the tools?

~Alan Klein

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott David Gray

  When a person is being certified for the microwave in
school, an evaluation is taking place to determine whether
or not the person can use the equipment in a way that is
safe (for the equipment and others).
  When a person is being certified for the computers in
school, an evaluation is taking place to determine whether
or not the person can use the equipment in a way that is
safe (for the equipment and others).
Received on Sun Oct 30 2005 - 09:11:42 EST

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