Ivan Illich's 1971 book, Deschooling Society, is a classic in the canon of "alternative" educational theory, and the source of one of my favorite quips on education.
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The needs are clear -- environmentally literate youth who are prepared for the future. The solution is simple -- connect children to nature via informal science education. It's not a new concept.
The student we're tracking -- where is he or she the following year, or in 20 years? More importantly, who is that student in twenty years? And which learning experiences are responsible?
The U.S. is becoming increasingly concerned over learning among the country's youth in areas of science and math. International testing has shown that...
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