Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lessons from Slums

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Charles Leadbeater shares lessons on educational innovations he's seen taking place in some of the poorest and most crowded places on earth. His observations have led him to advocate an educational paradigm based on "pull, not push." I found some of his comments fascinating and thought you all would enjoy the video. He also really brings home the challenges our world is going to face over the next decades as millions of students with illiterate parents enter educational systems for the first time. What an exciting time to be alive for these children who face overwhelming odds but have been given opportunities their parents and grandparents never thought possible. Leadbeater shows how education is coming "out of the box" in these situations and is sparking and encouraging the growth of children's creativity and imagination, along with teaching them lessons of survival and practical application. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave comments! 

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