Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
The educational resources provided by a child’s fellow students are more important for his achievement than are the resources provided by the school board.
I became interested in educational technologies because I believe that they have the potential to transform how we practice and think about education and learning.
‘Sesame Street’ was a pioneering educational T.V. show, intended to help underprivileged children. But even those of us middle-class kids spoilt for pedagogical choice couldn’t get enough of it.
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
It’s quite fashionable to say that the educational system is broken. It’s not broken. It’s wonderfully constructed. It’s just that we don’t need it anymore.
Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn’t want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
High-quality alternative educational settings should be available when students violate codes of conduct and need to be removed from the classroom while still maintaining access to instruction. And there must be social, health and psychological services to address students’ needs.