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“When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming together it is the beginning of reality.”—Helder Camara
Angel Oak Tree, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
As it has been noted many times before, often mentioned and discussed goals of education relate to ‘meeting our children’s needs’, ‘responsible citizenship’ and ‘equipping students for the future’. Yet, what do such goals mean in a practical sense? How much actual attention is given to a ‘futures dimension’ in the curriculum? How much consideration is given to the needs not only of this generation but future generations? How seriously do we value what young people are saying about the future? How might we enhance the quality of our responses to unmet student needs? How might we begin to contribute more effectively to building cultures of peace and sustainable futures?
To my mind, if education is truly going to contribute to building a better person and a better world, then, it must be values-led, meaningful, spiritual and above all in harmony with nature.
Some may say this is wishful thinking. Not possible. Schooling and education must be all about the world of work, technology, business, money, production and consumption, IT, and such like.