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What kind of education reform do we need?

Human consciousness is powered by intelligence and emotional intelligence. While we have hundreds of subjects/courses to educate our intelligence we have zero courses for educating our emotional intelligence. We not only ignore emotional intelligence education, we even pollute our emotional intelligence with wrong beliefs and prejudices. The time has come to wake up to the fact that we must create a compulsory subject that teaches emotional intelligence.

We have researched emotional intelligence for the last 35+ years and have figured out that emotional intelligence at the super mature stage is none other than wisdom. We have also found that wisdom is a cover word for the attributes of selflessness. Thus wisdom, which is the highest educated stage of emotional intelligence is selflessness. Thus wisdom education is selflessness education which means that wisdom education is simply selfishness removing education.

Our current education system creates phony self images instead of developing the real self. The real self is innately wise and our education goal has to be to create the pure self in each and every student. The pure self is generated by the pure brain. The pure brain is a product of an emotional baggage free brain. This emotional baggage is none other than selfishness.

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    Mar 6 2012: No reforn can occur until the problems that have caused the failure of our current sysem are reconized. First remove the book publishers that dictate our learning, second remove test developers that assume what is necessary and write tests to evaluate that belief, third eleminate government intervention and common core standards, and last put local controls back into education. When all of this has occured put a duel track system in place that addresses both college prep and manual trades. There are literally thousands of ways to address curriculum and syllabus design. So I suggest that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Remove the evil and see the good.
    • Mar 7 2012: You have pinned the problem. No matter what form the problem is the fundamental cause is always self interest. It is greed, over confidence, the desire for power and wealth etc. Even the idea that the government knows best what policy is good for the students, it all stems from selfishness.

      /Remove the evil (and not just) see the good (but implement the good)/ is exactly right. Good and evil are moral concepts and in education terms it is ignorance and knowledge; in psychology/science terms good is selflessness and evil is selfishness.

      The way we teach good is through preaching, persuading and by imparting knowledge. But good and evil are physical innate properties of the brain. It is like trying to teach a pig table manners; so what we need to do is physically change the brain from evil to good. We need to introduce an extra subject that removes selfishness generating properties from the brain. It can be done.
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      Mar 31 2012: What do you think- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyMFdlQTLS0

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