Neil Flinders, author of Teach the Children, an Agency Approach to Education, spoke at our 2014 conference on the topic of “The Anatomy of Educational Philosophy: Roots of Factionalism in American Education.”
His speech included: What agency is and why it is important. How Custodialism emerged and gained control of American education. Fundamental assumptions that create factions in education: viz.Education is (a) an individual function (b) a family obligation (c) a church responsibility (d) a state interest. The four propositions that govern learning and teaching: (a) context (b) content (c) process (d) structure.
Podcast to follow shortly…
Documents Neil has provided for this presentation are below.