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  •  This can happen too. (5+ / 0-)

    In the universe of human responses to human interaction and contact, kids can and do prompt each other to develop mental illness. Fact of life. I should know. I had to learn over time how to socially be successful, as most kids do. It worked. I function very well because my parents said.. nope. get back in the ring and learn how to do it right.

     Withdrawal from these experiences, however, will only solidify the harms. The strategies of resilience, self-concept and social skill must be taught to every kid, and can be done successfully if people were not so easily willing to isolate to ease the pain.

    We need to teach tolerance, acceptance and diversity for all kids, and all kids need resilience, self-concept and social skill. That is what we are trying to do.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 10:20:39 PM PST

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    •  What about the fact that... (0+ / 0-)

      ...children are left outside the decision making processes central to the learning activities they engage in?

      Do you think rampant Pavlovian behaviorism has an affect on formative minds?

      Educational experience based on non-consensual behaviorism is authoritarian mind control.

      by semioticjim on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 11:03:23 PM PST

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      •  Yes. Behaviorism is evil incarnate. (4+ / 0-)

        in all educational settings. It cannot be justified as either an end or a means. It has caused more confusion, stress and emotional collapse than any other ideology since... communism AND fascism put together, in my view.

        We have to get along with the job of restructuring our schools to teach successful democracy and human agency.  Capital D Democracy, not the style of authoritarianism so prevalent today; I have decided what to do, now you talk among yourselves and decide why its a good thing for you to support, hmmm? This is the way our corporate management at all levels is now operating, and its mere behaviorism with a veneer of butt covering small d democracy. Disgusting.

        Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

        by OregonOak on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:52:17 AM PST

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