Wednesday, September 7, 2016

“Be a good adult”

On children’s awareness:

These children, who are at our mercy, are well aware of our power over them, and aware too of the things in us which can do them harm. There’s little sense in our saying to them, “Now be a good child.” Better for us to say to each other, “Be a good adult.”

Caroline Pratt, I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education . 1948. (New York: Grove, 2014).
Also from Caroline Pratt
Art criticism : On waste in education : Pencils in school : Snow in the city in the school

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