Of the three roots of western civilization ─ Greece, Rome and Palestine ─ it is the influence of the Jews which is the most extraordinary. A tribe of desert nomads seeking land of their own between the great kingdoms of Assyria, Babylon and Egypt, these were a people whose struggles against adversity had convinced them […]
Today’s society faces a crisis of perception; a whole constellation of ideas and beliefs which had defined Western society since the Reformation five hundred years ago, is now falling apart. We are rapidly rejecting a mechanistic view of the universe, the assumption that the human body behaves like a machine, that life is a competitive […]
Everywhere not only education but also society as a whole needs “deschooling.”
The most complete statement of the Initiative’s ideas
Wesley College Institute (Melbourne) Advisory Committee 27th May 2006 Presentation by John Abbott, President The 21st Century Learning Initiative (U.K. and International) Currently in a Partnership with Wesley College to explore new thinking and directions for schooling during the Adolescent years The Challenge of Synthesis; Making sense of Research Across the biological and […]
The Initiative’s Policy Paper from November 1998 is the most detailed description of our work and is necessary reading for anyone interested the ideas and research accumulated by the Initiative. The document is available as a PDF file.
Delivered before the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development March 19, 1996 by Stephanie Pace Marshall, President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
The official 6 page document, issued to everyone within the town, just as Education 2000’s first project was starting
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