Jessica Doong11 months ago
I see what you are saying and definitely agree that top-down control is a huge problem in education and many other systems which are often tied to the government.
I guess theories and language notwithstanding, we can all agree that there are aspects of education that we are displeased with. I've recently been challenged in my own life to invest less of my energies in being right and more of them in engaging in something I believe to be true.
I don't think there is just a single solution to the problems in education. As a natural idealist who prides herself on being creative and having great ideas, it's been humbling to realize that no matter how great I think my ideas are, they are just ideas until I do something with them. I've been challenged to be willing to try things out, admit when one of my great ideas just doesn't work for the kids I'm working with, and mostly to put aside my own ego and fears to engage with kids where they are at. I think that every person who cares can bring his/her unique experiences and ideas to the table and press forward into something new.