EP 57 : Are Mainstream Schools Entirely Devoted to Workplace Preparation?
Here at Reinventing Education, we have a theory that the three main aims of school are citizenship, workplace preparation and self development. But how does a mainstream school, with its core value of opportunity, carry out these three aims?
And when push comes to shove, where does it devote its limited resources?
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In today's show we refer to this paper written by Shuayb & O'Donnell (UK National Foundation for Educational Research) which compares aims in schools across Europe since the 1960s.
The website purposeofschool.org was also very helpful in clarifying school aims.
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