"Education is a
weapon, whose effect depends on
who holds it in his hands and at whom it
The President, Council
and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge
materialistic people are concerned with "How" and "Why".
quite frankly my dear, rationally dissociated from emotion.
inception 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
Jefferson believed 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
Two camps formed:
Jeffersonian Republicians and
believed that the removal of factors causing a degraded moral sense could bring
about an improvement in behavior.
The key to promoting moral behavior,
to the Jeffersonians, was to educate
citizens on the ways in which optimal moral health might be
Unfortunately, after two centuries,
the Federalist paradigm came to
1806 After 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.
"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.
The Prussian 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 else.
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.
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.
The American attitude
of "learn and then strike out on your own" has to be broken.
Prussian system is the ideal way to do it.
William Torrey Harris introduces the Prussian schooling system to the midwest
in St. Louis.
SENATE INVESTIGATION OF RELATIONS BETWEEN LABOR AND
"The Committee's work merits greater respect for three major
First, it was the initial attempt by a Congressional body to
obtain a solution for the complex problem of labor-capital antagonism.
Regardless of its success in this venture, it marked a significant step
in a direction other than the traditional hands-off philosophy concerning the
governments role in the situation.
Secondly, contrary to the common
view, it did "throw light on the situation."
That this light was not
fully utilized by a rather large body of myopic legislators does not detract
from its efficacy in the slightest.
Such a charge can be levelled at
almost any Congressional investigation.
And the final and most
significant reason is the fact that the investigation had a direct effect in
altering the labor legislation policies of the Congress.
its most emphatic support in the Senate of the 1880's as a result of the
investigation." - John Sweeney
1908 Ground is
broken for the Andrew
Carnegie Library at DePauw University. Constructed with a $50000 gift from
William Albert 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
1914 William Albert Wirt introduces
his system in New York City.
1918 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 Earlham
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
for forced mass schooling lies
the first level of
create 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 industrial
"Every public school is at the mercy of the
Department of Health, Education and Welfare an agency proposed by
Nelson Rockefeller under
Dwight D. Eisenhower." - Gary
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.
explain (or expand) the
conscious experience by breaking down consciousness into three types of
(elements of perceptions)
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
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.
tendency to order the subjective world according to opposites.
consequences of an action extend beyond the original intended purpose and give
rise to new motives with new effects.
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.
"The public school
curriculum comes right out of the Wundt system.
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
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 interruptions."
-the State was
posited as the true parent of the children." - Sheldon Richman
20 Americans are not literate and 29% of the population has only basic
reading and computational
"You never saw anybody dying?
You never saw anybody having
How did you get to know things? "
"In the school I went
to," Will said, "we only got to know words."
The child looked up, shook
her head and significantly tapped her forehead.
"Crazy," Mary said. "Or
were your teachers just ignorant?"
high-minded educators dedicated to Western
Didn't people dying scare you?"
"Well, yes - it
did," she said after a moment of
"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
"And which of you was it? "
"The one that does
all the talking. Always talking about mistakes I made,
crazy things I imagine I
can do. She's the one that gets frightened."
"Why is she
gets talking out loud to herself about
awful things that
"But there is another me."
"Which one is
"The one that
looks and listens and feels what's going on inside."
"Sometimes she helps me see suddenly
sees how beautiful everything is!"
- from Aldous Huxley
"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
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 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.
Those who reside at the top
of the pyramid are cognitively bias'
against any "solution" that does not fit neatly into the box they have been
taught holds the "correct" answer.
intended to create compliance
If children learn a few things along the way the so
much the better, but under no conditions are teachers to teach critical
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