Purpose of Education Is to Prepare Students for Life, It’s That Simple!

Reblogged from The 21st Century Principal

“The core purpose of education is to prepare young people for life after school; helping them to build up the mental, emotional, social, and strategic resources to enjoy challenge and cope well with uncertainty and complexity.” Ken Robinson,Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

Every time I hear education reform rhetoric calling for education reforms that “Prepare students for jobs of the 21st century,” or reforms that “prepare them for jobs that don’t exist yet,” I can’t help but ask: “What the heck does that look like? How can we prepare students for something we don’t even know will come to pass?” These are really shortsighted and, if I may say, stupid ideas.

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