Tag: goals of education

Are Teaching and Learning Among the Things We Do For Love?

Professor Marjorie Faulstich Orellana of UCLA suggested that there is a “‘Love’ Revolution” underway in education as reaction against the punitive and judgment-drenc…

The Game of School

Strategies are the main learning outcome of all those years of school. Anyone who flunks strategy basically flunks school. Anthropology is a field of inquiry not only focused…

Cheating all around

  The correct and inevitable guilty verdict in the sad case of the “Atlanta Cheating Scandal” is a reminder that the current system of high-stakes testing drives all particip…

The Kids are more than all right

Both are seventeen. They are too young to vote in places like the US. But we need more of them! Malala! All around the world people know this…

School Is War, Prison, Factory, Machine, Business, Game, Lifeā€¦.And Other Metaphors: recommending Permaculture

If metaphors organize our thinking and if there is no genuinely neutral way of speaking about anything, then it is worth looking into the dominant metaphors used. School is a domai…

“The Language Gap”: Liberal Guilt Creates Another Not-So-Magic Bullet

Why are people poor? Why do children of the poor not thrive? The latest explanation for why children coming from disadvantaged households do not rise in this land…