magine a country taking such a statement as their starting point – to achieve such a vision would mean the transformation of the current education system.
the basic assumptions of schools with their genesis in an industrial age that hold on
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troubled that modern educators have become caught up in the world of standards, curriculum, assessment, discipline management, budgets, policies, and bureaucracy that they have lost the ability to see clearly the simple truth of the joy of learning as the crucial foundation for everything else in learning.’ He continues as educators we want to assist them in finding their inner genius ‘and support them in guiding it into pathways that can lead to personal fulfilment’. Armstrong believes that a focus on developing the genius (talents/interests) would effect the ‘greatest transformation ever seen in our schools.’
Books , such as those such as those in this series and many others, encourage readers to look beyond current provisions, to inspire, to motivate, to work with others and to most of all to stimulate deep change and concrete possibilities’. The authors believe ‘educators need the stimulus of external ideas’. They also need to value and share the ideas of non-conformist teachers who may well have ideas that hold future school actions in their efforts.