Palliative care for a dying institution

This morning as I was gearing up to write a completely different post, I came across this article and was mesmerized. It’s the type of article that makes me have butterflies in my belly because it’s something  that resonates with me at such a deep level – deeper than my belly – what I call soulful education. I believe that school could work at some level, but it needs a complete overhaul. But why listen to me?

“I do not believe in the institutional structure of public schooling anymore,” Elmore said, noting that his long-standing work at helping teachers and principals professionalize their practice is “palliative care for a dying institution.”  Elmore predicted “a progressive dissociation between learning and schooling.”

Dr Richard Elmore, of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, believes that “schooling as we presently know it, will inevitably fail.” Powerful.

Fascinating. I need some popcorn. It’s like reading a suspense-thriller. That’s how excited I am about it.


~ by Omaira on November 23, 2012.

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