- Tony Sandy
- United Kingdom
Educational streaming, not to just pick up the brightest but to find what subjects inspire particular pupils, from practical to theoretical
We should stream children by the kind of people they are and their fields of interest, not try to teach them all subjects equally, especially where they don't need to know it, for where they are going talent wise (just enough to get by, if necessary, no more - we don't need clones, we need self-led adults - creative, thoughtful, inventive).
By this I mean Thinkers should be led into the area of theory (science, politics, business etc.). Doers should get practical sessions in hands on skills like sports, mechanics, farming, domestic science etc. Feelers should go into the arts, healing and religion etc.
I'm talking about secondary level education, not primary but this early level may determine direction, through indicators of interest/ talent.
Nothing should be set in stone because not all children know what they want to do or where they are going in society and this should be accommodated as this has always been true of a certain percentage of school children (If they are not happy, they will resent things being rammed down their throat and become disruptive). One size doesn't fit all in reality and this should be recognized and dealt with, within the educational system. The rebel can bring something new to civilization as those that fit in, keep everything running smoothly.