"The starting point is wonder, curiosity and the joy of discovery, which external compulsion is more likely to extinguish than ignite."
“The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. Oh, the passion for research and the joy of discovery!” (Wanda Landowska)
“While children’s perceptions of the world and opportunities for genuine spontaneity and creativity are being systematically eliminated from the kindergarten, unquestioned obedience to authority and rote learning of meaningless material are being encouraged.” (Harry L. Gracey, sociologist, “Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp” in H. Stub (ed.) The Sociology of Education: A…
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