SCHOOL & TEACHERS
"• And they
created the school as the devil commanded.
The child loves nature, so he was locked in four walls.
He can not sit
without moving, so he was forced into immobility.
He likes to work
with his hands, and he began to teach theories and ideas.
He likes to talk
- he was told to remain silent.
He seeks to
understand - he was commanded to learn by heart.
He would like to
explore and search for knowledge himself, but he was given them in ready form.
And then the children
learned what they would never have learned in other conditions. They learned to
lie and pretend."
Ferrière (Geneva, 1879 - Geneva, 1960) was one of
the founders of the movement of the progressive education.
listed as one of the 100 most famous educators, by the International Bureau of