Education is simple…we are the ones who complicate it.
It’s as simple as a leader and one being lead. It doesn’t start with an “educational theory” or a “program”. I am under the impression that we may not need a certain philosophy of education to begin with, but rather answer some authentic questions concerning who are the leaders and the led and what is our destination?
Then we can occupy a position from which we can make wiser decisions concerning the path, or “curriculum” that we want to use.
The difference? These questions humanize education instead of turning it into a disembodied program or technique. A curriculum that asks “what are we cultivating in our children by teaching _______ (fill in the blank with math, spelling, etc.) this way” is far and away better than one that uses an “educational outcome” as a standard. One considers the human being… the other takes the fastest, most efficient road to accomplishing the individual task.
Our children are paying for that efficiency.