Sunday, December 9, 2012

Affecting Change in our Schools”,  Educational Pathways - Issue #4

For those old enough to remember, the call during the late 60's and 70's was for 'open' education. The stifling environment in the classroom with all its limitations was "demonstrated" to negatively impact student development. In order to maximize the potential and achievement of our children we needed to free them from the bonds of walled classrooms, narrow assignments, specific skills building, and 'unreasonable demands'. If we guided them properly, the theory went, and presented opportunities for growth children would learn from their experiences in a myriad of ways. Kaplan, Nochum. “Affecting Change in our Schools”