reply to post by Expat888
i have been an educator for 15 years now, working primarily in special ed. enviornment.
despite the better efforts of some very excellent teachers and administration i have worked with,
i feel the subliminal purpose of the education 'system' is to get our youth indoctrined into a 'system'.
in other words.... up at 7am, done at 3pm. monday through friday.
get them used to learning in a rote fashion: dispense info: memorization: reiterate info.
get them used to sitting in large classes, and not receiving the amount of attention youth genuinely need to succeed.
get them used to a more passive role in the education process.
get the UNused to interacting with other age groups of society. instead the are sequestered with a whole host their peers, and a few adults. this
creates a bizarre sequestered enviornment that is not natural.
get them used to PASS/FAIL judgements of superiors.
get some daycare for parents so they can be invested in the economic needs of their family, and NOT the educational needs.
get them used to thinking that LEARNING ends at 3pm...
when, in fact (and to answer your second question), the learning process never ever ends.
it is institutionalized learning that complicates the issue.
sorry if this comes off as rant-ish. i have been discussing this very topic will a fellow educator these past few months.
as of yet, we have very few solutions.