Pedagogy of the Plants

Matt Hern on the Institution of School

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“Schools are sites of both social replication and creation: that is to say, they reflect and define how we organize and understand ourselves.  If children spend the vast bulk of their lives in anti-democratic institutions where they have little opportunity to make real choices, direct their learning, spend time doing things they value, or take independent initiative, how can we expect anything other than a docile and complacent citizenry?”

-Matt Hern

 

Written by Cameron Brooks

December 22, 2004 at 12:31 pm

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