Sunday, December 28, 2014
The Seven Myths of Highly Ineffective Education Systems – Myth # 3 of 7
The Seven Myths That Make Education Difficult To Improve
See Myth # 2 of 7 here.
Myth # 3 – There is one form of knowledge and it belongs to the ‘educated classes’
What do they know – after all, they’re only poor people. And real knowledge is that which is written in books and taught in universities, which of course they don’t have access to, isn’t it?
By now I’m sure you’re well aware of the vast variety and depth of knowledges that non-literate people bring – only it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves and is sentenced to remain marginalized and often die out. By not respecting the knowledge heritage the vast majority of our students bring, we certainly deprive them of the one strength that can be used to learn ‘school’ knowledge – but we also lose out on the great contribution the diverse community knowledge heritage could make to the country. (I’ve written on this elsewhere in this blog hence not elaborating it further.)
Tomorrow, Myth # 4 of 7