“I believe that education is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.”
John Dewey from a Pamphlet Published by E.L. Kellogg and Co. (1897)
I have shared this quote with a number of colleagues. The anxiety built into today’s educational system is absurd and unhealthy. It could easily be remedied with Dewey’s mindful perspective.
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Absolutely right, Henry: we lurch from one high-stakes, and anxiety-provoking test to the next, never mindful of the consequences of this, let alone the fact that learning is a lifelong process. Where is the next John Dewey, especially now, when we so desperately need him or her?
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