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A healthy society requires a healthy educational system. From the moment of birth to the moment of death, human beings are constantly learning, naturally driven toward becoming ever more effective, productive, and creative. Society needs to enhance that life-long learning experience to the maximum degree possible, rather than primarily serving merely to “socialize” and adjust students to the dominant social order. Though guided repetition is an essential element of learning, self-directed exploration is also important and must be supported as a way to nurture self-determination. The joy of learning, which comes naturally to young children, must constantly be reinforced, rather than stamped out with rigid authoritarianism. The willingness to question authority should be cherished, not resented. And educational systems must always remember that both children and adults learn as much from their peers and from their own self-inquiry as they do from their teachers and parents.
This resources in this section reflect this perspective.
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