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Issue 51 - 05 | The Attitude Problem In Education

By Don Berg
Published Oct. 8, 2008 8:48 p.m.
"We are losing the potential for entrepreneurial, vocational, and artistic genius in children and teachers around the world because the majority of schools navigate by academics alone. Academic schooling facilitates only a partial liberation of the human spirit. We have liberated some people, in some places, in some ways by making due with the limited academic tools available.


Parents today have already chosen to launch their children into a world of challenging conditions. The question is whether their suppliers—schools—are providing the right stuff to get the job done."

About Don Berg | Don Berg is an education psychology researcher, alternative education practitioner, leader, and author. The peer-reviewed journals Other Education and The Journal Of The Experimental Analysis Of Behavior have published his research. He has over 20 years of experience leading children in self-directed educational settings. In order to build the nurturing capacity of all K-12 schools he founded Schools of Conscience. He serves as an officer on the boards of several educational and political organizations. The Joyful Llama Ranch in West Linn, Oregon is his home.


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