jueves, 16 de junio de 2011

Qué gracia me hace el artículo 29 del derecho a la educación

Artículo 29 de los Derechos del Niño: La educación del niño deberá estar encaminada a: desarrollar la personalidad, las aptitudes y la capacidad mental y física del niño hasta el máximo de sus posibilidades; Inculcar al niño el respeto de los derechos humanos y las libertades fundamentales y de los principios consagrados en la Carta de las Naciones Unidas; inculcar al niño el respeto de sus padres, de su propia identidad cultural, de su idioma y sus valores, de los valores nacionales del país en que vive, del país de que sea originario y de las civilizaciones distintas de la suya; preparar al niño para asumir una vida responsable en una sociedad libre, con espíritu de comprensión, paz, tolerancia, igualdad de los sexos y amistad entre todos los pueblos, grupos étnicos, nacionales y religiosos y personas de origen indígena; inculcar al niño el respeto del medio ambiente natural.


La educación del niño debería estar encaminada a desarrollar la personalidad del niño, las aptitudes y la capacidad mental y física hasta el máximo de posibilidades. Desafortunadamente, la realidad es que está actualmente encaminada a desarrollar las aptitudes requeridas en el currículom, que requieren poco o ningún desarrollo mental más que la respuesta mecánica y un 10% de actividad física. La personalidad, por cierto, así como su desarrollo, nos importa un carajo.

Inculcar al niño el respeto de los derechos humanos y las libertades fundamentales y de los principios consagrados en la Carta de las Naciones Unidas después de 10 años en el colegio y con un peso de media hora semanal, ¡no vayamos a mejorar el mundo en el que vivimos!... Antes de esa edad, lo sentimos mucho, no podemos inculcar a los niños y niñas los derechos humanos, porque los niños pequeños no piensan. Sólo repiten.

...inculcar al niño el respeto de sus padres...porque a los padres no merece la pena ni educarlos, ni inculcarles el respeto a los hijos...

inculcar el respeto de su propia identidad cultural, de su idioma y sus valores, de los valores nacionales del país en que vive (por ejemplo, una buena manera de hacer esto es prohibiendo el burka si no pertenece a la cultura), del país de que sea originario y de las civilizaciones distintas de la suya;

preparar al niño para asumir una vida responsable (responsable aquí tendrá la connotación de sumiso) en una sociedad libre, con espíritu de comprensión (sin información), paz (la intención/espiritu ¡es lo que cuenta!), tolerancia (..sí, es bueno "tolerar" a los que no son como yo. Debemos ser "tolerantes" y no matarlos a todos), igualdad de los sexos (JA-JA-JA) y amistad entre todos los pueblos, grupos étnicos, nacionales y religiosos y personas de origen indígena;

inculcar al niño el respeto del medio ambiente natural (????).

He debido de perderme un capítulo...

miércoles, 1 de junio de 2011

Un poquito de inspiración para la comunidad educativa

The ideal university would have no formal credits, required courses or degrees. It would serve as an educational retreat where people could explore various subjects, discover their own true interests and identities, and appreciate the joys of learning and the preciousness of life'Abraham Maslow

' Each person's map of the world is as unique as their thumbprint. There are no two people alike...no two people who understand the same sentence the same way...So in dealing with people try not to fit them to your concept of what they should be' Milton Erickson

'People's beliefs about their abilities have a profound effect on those abilities. Ability is not a fixed property; there is a huge variability in how you perform. People who have a sense of self efficacy bounce back from failures; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong'Albert Bandura

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” Maria Montessori

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. -- John Cotton Dana

"They may forget what you said, But they will never forget how you made them feel."

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.--Alvin Toffler

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." - Henry Ford

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Ward

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." - Bob Talbert

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. ~Tracy Kidder

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. ~Louis A. Berman

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ~Carl Jung

There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July, and August. ~Author Unknown

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”

Education is the transmission of civilization.
Will Durant

“Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.”
John F. Kennedy

"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life."
-- Source Unknown

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."
-- J. Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."
-- Socrates

"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think."
-- Anne Sullivan

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Edward Everett

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffler

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Erich Fromm

Education is...One of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan (1860–1955) 10th president of Indiana University (1902 to 1937).

It is little short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not already completely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry…. I believe that one could even deprive a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness if one could force it with a whip to eat continuously whether it were hungry or not…
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) U.S. physicist

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American dramatist.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde (1856-1900) Irish poet and dramatist. The Critic as Artist.

Education is too important to be left solely to educators.
Francis Keppel (1916–1990) American educator, U.S. Commissioner of Education (1962–1965).

Educators and architects preserve children's freedom.
Amelia Gambetti. (Villetta School- Reggio Emilia, Italy)

'We need a metamorphosis of education - from the cocoon a butterfly should emerge. Improvement does not give us a butterfly only a faster caterpillar.'

'Ten geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors….Only a sailor can set them straight'. John Ralston Saul, 'Voltaire's Bastards'.

'Those who do nothing are never wrong.' Theodore de Bouville

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. ~Aristotle

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world. ~Heinrich Heine

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

Albert Einstein

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

Albert Einstein

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child.”

Charles Handy

“Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money in that order; it is a process, a never ending one”

Bel Kaufman

Genuinely excellent education is not restricted to bringing individuals up to a preconceived standard of performance, to "norms"; rather it seeks to encourage each individual to develop standards for himself, to give him a clear perception of all that he might become as well as the opportunity to realize his personal vision. – Talent Development: An Investment in the Nation's Future

When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks very much. – Walter Lippmann

The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way. – Howard Gardner

Every child deserves an equal opportunity to struggle. – Mary Slade

The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most. – Theodore Parker. The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. – Mark Twain

Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental... The freedom to learn... has been bought by bitter sacrifice. And whatever we may think of the curtailment of other civil rights, we should fight to the last ditch to keep open the right to learn, the right to have examined in our schools not only what we believe, but what we do not believe; not only what our leaders say, but what the leaders of other groups and nations, and the leaders of other centuries have said. We must insist upon this to give our children the fairness of a start which will equip them with such an array of facts and such an attitude toward truth that they can have a real chance to judge what the world is and what its greater minds have thought it might be. – W.E.B. DuBois

There is nothing unequal as the equal treatment of unequals. – Aristotle

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. – John F. Kennedy