"Education is a weapon,
whose effect depends on
who holds it in his hands and at whom it is
1660 The President,
Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural
Pragmatic, materialistic people are concerned with
"How" and "Why".
They are, quite
frankly my dear, rationally dissociated from emotion.
the British Royal Society has promoted
pragmatic materialism to keep the subjects of the British
Empire occupied with building personal empires that support the ideology of
Jefferson developed a philosophy of pragmatic materialism in opposition to that
of the Crown.
Pragmatic Materialism: Epistemological Evolution of Jeffersonian
"Knowledge is of little use, when confined to mere
Jefferson questioned how a
non-material entity like spirit,
"which has neither extension nor solidity,
can put material
organs into motion."
that the human conscience
was also a physical process; they called this the "moral sense," and it
functioned in the same manner as any of the five classic senses:
taste, smell, sight,
touch, and hearing.
Immoral behavior, then, was a
function of physical factors, such as environment,
Individuals could make choices, but
a weak moral sense could
lead men astray.
Two camps formed:
Jeffersonian Republicians and
Jeffersonians believed that the removal of factors causing
a degraded moral sense could bring about an improvement in behavior.
key to promoting moral behavior, to the Jeffersonians, was to
educate citizens on the ways in
which optimal moral health might be obtained.
two centuries, the Federalist paradigm
came to rule.
the defeat of the Prussians (Germans) by Napoleon at the battle of Jena, it is
decided that the reason the battle had been lost is due to the fact that the
Prussian soldiers are thinking
for themselves on the battlefield instead of
Johann Gottlieb Fichte suggested the State as the
center of the ultimate moral nature of society which directly influenced both
Von Schelling and Hegel, who
took similarly idealistic views.
1819 Prescribing "duties to the State", combined with John
Lockes view (1690) that "children are a blank slate" and lessons from
Rousseau on how to "write on the slate", Prussia establishes a three-tiered
educational system considered "scientific" in nature.
system defines for the child what is to be learned, what is to be thought
about, how long to think about it and when a child is to think of something
The elite of
Prussian society comprise
.5% of society.
5.5% of the remaining children are allowed to go to what
is called realschulen, where they are partially
taught to think.
The remaining 94% are
sent to volkschulen,
where they learn "harmony, obedience,
freedom from stressful thinking and how
Symbol identification (reading) is
not allowed for the first
six or seven years of volkschulen lives.
attitude of "learn and then strike out on your own" has to be broken.
The Prussian system is the ideal way to do it.
1857 William Torrey
Harris introduces the Prussian schooling system to the midwest in St.
Ground is broken for the Andrew Carnegie Library at DePauw University.
Constructed with a $50000 gift from the industrialist.
Wirt modifies volkschulen to be centered upon a platoon style work-study-play
system designed to assimilate the 63.4 percent of children with parents who are
field working immigrants.
1914 William Albert
Wirt introduces his system in New York City.
Stephen T. Jackson, historian of Madison County, "In all, Carnegie, who at one
time was the richest man in the world, was behind the building of 164 public
libraries in Indiana plus one on the campus of DePauw University and another at
Those libraries were built with monies from 156 grants
totaling $2,506,664 awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901
An additional $80,000 was provided for the academic libraries
at DePauw and Earlham."
New York schools abandoned Wirt's
Association for the Study of the Platoon or Work-Study-Play School
Organization forms to publicize the advantages of the platoon
Wirt receives international recognition from England to
Just beneath the superficial justifications for
forced mass schooling lies the first level of true
a MICE population suitable for the demands of the global industrial
Under the guise of an
utopian vision social
engineers with delusions of grandeur dreamed of a global utopia.
accomplish this goal they embraced
patterns which included the use of both eugenics and
The development of the factory-like system in the
nineteenth century classroom was not accidental.
Point 10 of the Communist Manifesto: Free education
for all children in public schools.
Abolition of children's factory
labour in its present form. Combination of education with
"Every public school is at the mercy of the
Department of Health, Education and Welfare an agency proposed by
Rockefeller under Dwight D.
Eisenhower." - Gary Allen
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt
was born into an academic and professional family and was not a good secondary
As a pioneer of cultural psychology he came to be known as the
Father of Psychology.
Structuralism is the
theory of consciousness
developed by Wilhelm Wundt.
Structuralism holds that the
fundamental worldview is built upon the simplest primitive concepts to form
more complex understandings.
Structuralism suggests introspection
will explain (or expand) the conscious
experience by breaking down consciousness into three types of mental
Sensations (elements of
Images (elements of
Affections (elements of
Critics argue that
self-analysis is not feasible as introspective students can not appreciate the
processes or mechanisms of their own mental processes.
But what if they can
Wundt developed a broad research
program in empirical psychology and a system of philosophy and ethics from the
basic concepts of his psychology.
Apperception was the central
concern of Wilhelm Wundt.
The selective control of
attention is an elementary example of active cognitive, emotional and
Wundt sketched out four main levels of
cultural development: primitive man,
the totemistic age,
the age of heroes and
gods, and the
development of humanity.
- Emergence Principle of Creative
Every perception can be
broken down into elemental impressions.
New perceptions are forged by
the combining elemental impressions.
"We combine mental images,
spatially, from impressions of light."
Context Principle of
All mental images, concepts and
ideas are interrelated.
The general tendency to order the
subjective world according to opposites.
The consequences of an action extend
beyond the original intended purpose and give rise to new motives with new
Alternation of generations;
especially : alternation of a dioecious (sexually differentiated) with a
parthenogenetic (sexually indifferentiated) generation.
The intent was to create automatons to work in
global industrial society.
public school curriculum comes right out of the Wundt system.
educators imported three major ideas from Wundt:
- the purpose of state
schooling was not intellectual training
but the conditioning of children "to
obedience, subordination and collective life."
whole ideas were broken
into fragmented "subjects," and school days were divided into fixed periods
"so that self-motivation to learn
would be muted by ceaseless
-the State was posited as
the true parent of the children." - Sheldon Richman
1 in 20
Americans are not literate and 29% of the population has only basic
reading and computational
education is defind as:
a program of instruction
processes that impart
an instructive or
"We arrive hard-wired with
a few survival abilities, but the rest of
our information comes from others, starting with
What children learn in their first five years is the
basis of most people's attitudes.
Few break out of the prison
of that early learning.
This is not a secret to
leaders and those who wish to have their children accept their values, be
they good or bad." - George Croly.
"You never saw
anybody dying, and you never saw anybody having a baby. How did you get to know
"In the school I went to," Will said, "we never got to know
things, we only got to know words."
The child looked up at him, shook
her head and, lifting a small brown hand, significantly tapped her forehead.
"Crazy," Mary said. "Or were your teachers just ignorant?"
laughed. "They were high-minded educators
dedicated to mens sana in copore sano and the maintenance of our sublime
Western Tradition. But meanwhile tell me something. Weren't you ever
"By people having babies? "
"No, by people dying.
Didn't that scare you?"
"Well, yes - it did," she said after
a moment of silence.
"So what did you do about it? "
"I did what they teach you to
do - tried to find out which part of me was frightened and why she was
"And which of you was it? "
"This one." Mary
Sarojini pointed a forefinger into her open mouth. "The one that does all the
talking. Little Miss Gibber - that's what Vijaya calls her. She's always
talking about all the nasty things I remember,
all the huge, wonderful,
impossible things I imagine I can do. She's the one that gets frightened."
"Why is she frightened? "
"I suppose it's because she gets
talking about all the awful things that might happen to her. Talking out loud
or talking to herself. But there's another one who doesn't get frightened."
"Which one is that?"
"The one that doesn't talk - just looks
and listens and feels what's going on inside. And sometimes," Mary Sarojini
added, "sometimes she suddenly sees how beautiful everything is. No, that's
wrong. She sees it all the time, but I don't - not unless she makes me notice
it. That's when it suddenly happens. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!"
- from Aldous Huxley Island
"Before the American educational establishment
sinks even further into the morass of standardized testing, perhaps there
should be a more systematic and unbiased investigation of whether these tests
are identifying potential to do anything at all - except to do well on other
tests in the future." - Robert E. GreeneStandardized
testing destroys the ability to engage in
critical thinking. With
standardized testing there is always a "correct" answer, even when there is
also another answer that very nearly is "correct".
School children are
brought up to believe that there is one, and only one, "correct" answer. Those
that climb the ladder of success in the US social culture are academically
oriented to believe that there is only one, and only one, answer ... and they
are willing to refer to the "experts" without undertaking any
critical thinking themselves.
Perhaps this is one reason why
those who reside at the top of the
pyramid are cognitively bias'
against any "solution" that does not fit neatly into the "correct"
School is intended to create compliance and conformity. If
children learn a few things along the way the so much the better, but under no
conditions are teachers to teach critical thinking.
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