deschooling of the society

January 31, 2007 6:24pm CST
do you think that schooling nowadays really hinders education? are you in favor of deschooling the society in order to fully educate them by means that will connect them to their society and make them sensitive with the current issues and needs of the society and their people?
1 response
• United States
1 Feb 07
Hi! Some schools nowadays add to their curricula some field trips or going out (and exploring things). Being confined in a classroom is indeed not the best way to educate students. Students are also encouraged to do some community service or activities. I think that a school is still important in shaping the young mind. The classroom can also be like a small community wherein students can interact and share their experiences and knowledge (as teachers also learn from their students). Besides, there is a need to guide the young minds. As for the older students, they have a prerogative. If they feel that school isn't working for them, then they can decide on better ways to educate themselves.