Spending time in Burma, I have seen this type of education in effect in the most basic manner possible. Children are generally made to sit on stools, still as boards. They spend hours reciting things, sometimes in English, with no knowledge of what they are saying. This is not authentic education, we see this happening in our schools as well, although perhaps not so blatantly. It also makes me think of Doug Rushkoff’s book, Program or be Programmed (not that I have read it). The following excerpt states this phenomenon very eloquently:
February 21st, 2011
This letter was sent to the Editor of Burnaby Now, to set straight some of the disinformation that Fraser Health has been slinging about in order to strike fear into our hearts of good, local, homegrown raw milk. The tactics that are uncovered here are very typical of the techniques that have been u ...