'Spui că e obositor să fii alături de copii.Ai dreptate. Și adaugi: fiindcă trebuie să te cobori la nivelul lor, să te apleci, să te înclini, să te încovoiezi, să te faci mic. Aici însă greșești. Nu asta te obosește cel mai mult, ci faptul că ești obligat să te ridici la înălțimea sentimentelor lor. Să te întinzi, să te alungești, să te ridici pe vârfurile picioarelor. Ca să nu-i rănești.' Janusz Korczak
"Fie-vă dragi copiii, purtați-vă cu ei blând, învățați-i ce e de folos, fiți drepți și-ți vedea că nu-s sălbatici. Schimbați-le des ocupația, jucați-vă cu ei, căci între copii trebuie să fii și tu copil. Nu vă vărsați veninul amărăciunii voastre în sufletul copiilor, că-i păcat" (Ion Creangă)
"Cea mai bogata mostenire pe care parintii pot sa o lase copiilor este copilaria fericita, plina de amintiri tandre despre tatal si mama lor. Aceasta va lumina zilele care vin, ii va pazi de ispite si-i va ajuta in incercarile vietii de zi cu zi dupa ce vor parasi casa parinteasca.
Parintii trebuie sa fie asa cum vor sa-i vada pe copiii lor, ci nu cu vorba, ci cu fapta. Ei trebuie sa-si invete copiii prin exemplul vietii lor." (Sfanta Mucenita Alexandra, Imparateasa Rusiei)
miercuri, 27 iulie 2011
MY VISION OF EDUCATION - OSHO
MY VISION OF EDUCATION is that life should not be taken as a struggle for survival; life should be taken as a celebration. Life should not be only competition, life should be joy too. Singing and dancing and poetry and music and painting, and all that is available in the world-education should prepare you to fall in tune with it-with the trees, with the birds, with the sky, with the sun and the moon.
And education should prepare you to be yourself. Right now it prepares you to be an imitator; it teaches you how to be like others. This is miseducation. Right education will teach you how to be yourself, authentically yourself. You are unique. There is nobody like you, has never been, will never be. This is a great respect that God has showered on you. This is your glory, that you are unique. Don't become imitative, don't become carbon copies.
But that's what your so-called education goes on doing: it makes carbon copies; it destroys your original face. The word "education" has two meanings, both are beautiful. One meaning is very well known, although not practiced at all, that is: to draw something out of you. "Education" means: to draw out that which is within you, to make your potential actual, like you draw water from a well.
But this is not being practiced. On the contrary, things are being poured into you, not drawn out of you. Geography and history and science and mathematics, they go on pouring them into you. You become parrots. You have been treated like computers; just as they feed the computers, they feed you. Your educational institutions are places where things are crammed into your head.
Real education will be to bring out what is hidden in you-what God has put in you as a treasure-to discover it, to reveal it, to make you luminous.
And another meaning of the word, which is even far deeper: "education" comes from the word educare; it means to lead you from darkness to light. A tremendously significant meaning: to lead you from darkness to light. The Upanishads say, "Lord, lead us from untruth to truth"-"asato ma sadgamaya." "Lord, lead us from death to deathlessness", "mrityorma amritamgamaya." "Lord, lead us from darkness to light"-" tamaso ma jyotirgamaya." That is exactly the meaning of the word "education": tamaso ma jyotirgamayma--from darkness to light.
Man lives in darkness, in unconsciousness--and man is capable of becoming full of light. The flame is there; it has to be provoked. The consciousness is there, but it has to be awakened. You have been given all, you have brought it with you; but the whole idea that you have become a man just by having a human body is wrong, and that idea has been the cause of tremendous mischief down the ages.
sursa: What is real education? Osho - The Secret, Discourse 2