Object lesson: Anne Watson on education post-Covid

‘This so-called knowledge-rich curriculum is wisdom-poor.’

'Recent policies have turned the need for equality into recipes for fitting in.' | Photo: by Sven Brandsma on Unsplash

Last month I contributed to a Quaker Values in Education webinar on the recovery of the education system post-Covid. I have written in these pages before about how our particular view of truth – something we seek together rather than something we accept, finished and polished, from others – is our contribution to education. Our view of childhood also matters: Children are not born in original sin as unshaped beings into whom knowledge, culture and morals have to be inserted, but are born in grace as people of equal value, deserving equal respect.

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