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April 30, 2006



I love this concept of narrowing things down to a few "essential questions". I've basically come to see traditional curriculum as the opposite of that ethos -- it's more like a hundred thousand dull questions that nobody really wants to answer.

Howard Gardner has rocked my world on this topic a few times -- http://headspacej.blogspot.com/2004/05/truth-beauty-and-goodness-education.html --, especially with this interview: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: An Education For All Human Beings --http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/gardner/gardner_p2.html -- why not go deep to build skills and real understanding rather than so broad that the information becomes meaningless (and forgotten)?

Wouldn't you love to see Beckett thrive in a preschool like this?

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