Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Education Models

There are two underlying models in all national educational systems. the economic and the intellectual. Many think there is a direct relationship between the two. In western systems the underlying economic model is industrialism; and the intellectual model that is supported is academicism. Too bad all of this is now outmoded.

The government sponsored public education system (relatively new to the world scheme of things, having started in the 19th century) was designed to meet the labor needs of the industrial economy. Needing a workforce that was roughly divided at 80% manual labor and 20%professional or managerial.

These models no longer work after having been employed for over 100 years. Why? Because of the remarkable advance in both technology and economics. The new economic revolution has just begun, too.

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