Schooling the World

If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a ‘better’ life for indigenous children. But is this true?”

Sharing one of my favourite docufilms. It showcases the effect of the western schooling concept on a previously sustainable way of life. Enjoy.

 

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