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Booby-traps on the Yellow Brick Road-Education and Adults

Education and Adults Peggy Mohan In the structured world of education as schooling as in the rest of the system, those who teach are 'divorced 'from those- who-learn. The thinkers of new thoughts are outnumbered by, and shut out from, the packagers of these thoughts who must reconcile this new and dangerous knowledge to the demands of the system. And those who implement official agenda become a generation removed from the original reasoning behind the agenda. An underclass of learners has ceased to believe, and is dropping out, reverting to its earliest programming and is finding realistic ways of looking after itself Globalisation has led to a bizarre generalised frame of mind here, there, everywhere: forget the world, tuck yourself in... ft is, in consequence, a dull, dull world. The same package of economic and social policies is getting prescribed for country after country Each and every nation is being cajoled into the whiningly identical doctrine: be self- seeking; think in terms of only your own private gains and losses; it does not behoove you to get involved in silly intricacies as those of social costs and social benefits; you take care of yourselves, while society will fend for itself; in fact, the more self-seeking you are, the more blatant the profit-seeking you render yourselves to, the loftier is the pinnacle Of prosperity.

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