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An education system tailored to each child's strengths and interests, using the MBTI.

The purpose of a proper education system is to give each and every person the best chance in life.
Education must be tailor-made for everyone. How is that accomplished? A one-size-fits-all system must be consigned to history.
Variety is the key to the new education paradigm, based on Myers-Briggs personality types. There should be sixteen parallel education systems, one for each Myers-Briggs type. The education provided will be perfect for each type, addressing students' strengths and avoiding their weaknesses.
This will be the first time in history that students will get a bespoke education designed to draw out the best from them rather than just throwing a single curriculum at everyone.
Children should receive this type of primary education from age 4 to 10. The purpose of this education is to ensure that everyone can read, write and count fluently, and to start identifying where their main interests and talents lie.
In the secondary phase of the education system (from age 10 - 16), there's four education systems based on the four Keirsey "temperaments" -guardians, artisans, idealists and rationalists, allowing mixing of introverts and extraverts.
The tertiary education system (from 16 - 21) involves the provision of the 10,000 hours necessary to turn someone into an expert in any chosen field. The student chooses the field he wishes to specialise in then gets five years of it at the most intense level.
The fourth component (from 21 - 26) - the genius level. Those who have proved themselves the most expert in their fields will receive another 10,000 hours of education in the hope that they will go beyond the known bounds of their field and generate the new ideas that open up endless new possibilities for humanity.
Summary:
4-10: primary education, based on the 16 Myers-Briggs categories.
10-16: secondary education, based on the 4 Keirsey temperaments.
16-21: tertiary education - the 10,000 hours.
21-26: equivalent of super-advanced Ph.D (Genius Level)

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    Jan 5 2013: Do you believe there is anything to gain from people of different personality types, learning styles, and strengths learning together in an environment that attends to the variety among us , much as they live and will work and solve problems together outside of school walls? Could the stratified format you propose interfere with students' appreciation of and accomodation of such diversity in outside-of-school collaborations?
  • Jan 9 2013: Sounds like a great idea, but Politicians don't take education seriously. If we were all educated to become good human beings, rather than good little capitalists, we wouldn't be daft enough to vote for them. Turkeys wouldn't vote for Christmas
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    Jan 8 2013: Your system is very attractive, but it assumes that Myers-Briggs is accurate and useful for everyone. Are the MB types static over time? If I'm an especially bright child or have particularly aggressive parents, can't I game the test? What about students who have various special needs or developmental setbacks or disabilities? Also, Fritzie Reisner brings up a good point about learning useful things from being around people different from one's MB type.
  • Jan 6 2013: In You Don't Understand Me the original Keirsey tells us about the distribution of types for students and teachers in American schools esp. in California. Take a look if you are interested.
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    Jan 5 2013: You started with the sentence, "The purpose of a proper education system is to give each and every person the best chance in life." The word "proper" caused me to stop short.

    What is a "proper" education? Who decides that?

    Our current educational paradigm is NOT designed to give people the best chance in life, unless accumulation of money = best chance. But as our fiscal paradigm is NOT designed to give the most people the best chance in life, and as our educational paradigm was created to SERVE our fiscal paradigm, then our educational system is a failure.

    I agree that the whole system needs an overhaul. Education should not serve business. It should serve the people being educated.

    If this should ever happen, schools will stop teaching lies (both overt and covert) and they will START teaching things that actually do improve people's lives, but which are now studiously avoided.
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    Jan 5 2013: so you oppose one size for all methods, and recommend ... one method for all. what if i disagree to it? what if i don't believe that MBTI is a good system?
  • Jan 5 2013: Keirsey has done some interesting things with the MB system;however,you are doing some aggressive things to sort people out in a way that seems to b e done anyway. Look at William T. Brookes's work where we different in sales between the two types of lawyers he identifies or the multiple kinds of M.D.'s. look at www.wordsthat sale.com. Good work.