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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift

Excerpt from the full article via To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift.

Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative.

Because disaffection with the education system reflects a much deeper societal malaise, it’s imperative that we first figure out what kind of world we really want: a world populated by responsible adults who thrive on interdependence and community, or a world of “customers” who feel dependent on products, services, and authority figures, and don’t take full responsibility for their actions? The answer, he says, will point to the changes needed in all three pillars of education — schools, families, and communities.

Read the full article via To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift.

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