What About Other Pressing Issues?
people today feel that there are concerns which are so pressing
that these concerns must be solved before any others (like developing
alternative forms of education) are addressed. Such people will
say that one can not discuss philosophy with someone starving
- feed the person first, and then one can give time and energy
education has seen the situation a bit differently, and thinks
this metaphor is inadequate. Let us assume that a person is
starving unnecessarily because that person has some fundamentally
mistaken notions. Perhaps one needs to feed the person initially,
but no amount of just feeding the person will help; simply giving
them food will only mean they end up starving again later. Holistic
education has long maintained that mis-education or inadequate
education lies at the roots of our modern problems, and a different
kind of education has a real chance of solving them.
For the way that holistic education
has seen and responded to some of today's pressing concerns
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3: What Do Children Need to Learn?
4: Helping Children Learn
is to bring about an integrated individual who is capable
of dealing with life
as a whole.