Alternative Education And World Schooling


It has been programmed into the people, that getting a good education, is the way to get a good job. Nobody wants to end up hungry or homeless, and thus, we put complete faith in an education system as the way and route towards survival.  Although I agree that education is crucial, the so-called “education system” we currently have can hardly be called “education”, it is more like indoctrination.

The education system as it stands is trying to meet the future by doing what was done in the past, as it is modelLed on the image and interests of the Industrial Revolution, hence why it was the birth of the Industrial Era that facilitated the need for a public school system. Prior to this, education was the privilege of the clergy and elite.  An example of how schooling is rooted in the rise of the industrial era, is evident in how schools are organiSed similar to factory lines, complete with ringing bells, separate facilities, specialiSed into separate subjects.  Children are educated by batches, as we put them through the system by age group, much like a batch number and expiry date marks the age of a product.  Why is there this assumption that the most important thing kids have in common is how old they are?  It is like the most important thing about them is their date of manufacture.  If we are interested in creating a model of education that will create a better world, we should not be starting from the “production line” mentality.  Our current education is about creating conformity. Every single being is unique and endowed with infinite potential, so are we not deserving of something better?

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