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Future Citizens: The Need for Alternative Education

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The Education System: Constructing Human Minds

Close examinations of the modern schooling system reveal that it is not education at all, and our current structure bears fundamental flaws based on the incorrect focus of ‘right knowing’ instead of ‘right being’.

In the following membership piece, we take a look at all aspects of education, including modern schooling and problems with state control, key authors and underlying purposes of teaching, primary functions of the system and an in-depth look at the rise of alternative models.

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The rise of home education in Australia

Australian families are increasingly ditching mainstream classrooms to teach their children at home, citing philosophical objections, religious beliefs and a desire for personalised learning as reasons for rejecting formal education.

From humble beginnings as a small movement, families are now switching to home education as a genuine alternative to mainstream schooling, growing to become a motivated, organised and politically-aware community across the spectrum.

Secondary education was established to create “unity of thought”: Harvard, 1918

Secondary school has become increasingly important in the modern world, and is viewed collectively today as a minimum requirement for success in terms of employment, life progression and development in society.

When did this thinking start? Who came up with this system and what was the purpose?

We explore how secondary education was established to create fixed habits of reaction to authority, to determine ‘correct social roles’ and ‘collective purpose’, and to create a “unity of thought” amongst children.