terça-feira, outubro 28, 2008

Jiddu Krishnamurti

For Krishnamurti, education is
  1. educating the whole person (all parts of the person),
  2. educating the person as a whole (not as an assemblage of parts), and
  3. educating the person within a whole (as part of society, humanity, nature, etc.) from which it is not meaningful to extract that person.
From the above it probably goes without saying, though it can not be said often enough, education is not about preparation for only a part of life (like work) but is about preparation for the whole of life and the deepest aspects of living.

Merely to stuff the child with a lot of information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education.

In the central concerns of education, which is to do with inner liberation, both the students and the teachers are learners and therefore equal, and this is untouched by functional authority.

The function of education, then, is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but to be yourself all the time.

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