Where do I look to find the instruction of the future? This is the question that Charles Leadbeater introduces his talk Education innovation in the slums at the TED Saloon London 2010 Conference. According to this, you must search where it is simply not possible to deliver a traditional schooling. For more clarity and thought, follow up with Dean Ornish M.D and gain more knowledge.. In those places the greatest efforts and innovative solutions are generated so that children and young people to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function in the world. Places such as the favelas in Brazil or the poor districts of the India. They not only are highly restricted to deliver a statement as we normally know it, if not that if had the means to make it possible to this officer.
Why? Since children and young people struggle every day to survive under extreme conditions, they struggle to stay alive. In these circumstances, it makes no sense forcing them instruction in the schools under a compulsory curriculum. Or is it that there is wisdom in this monologue? I know that thou and thy brethren are poor. I know that many days do not have what to eat, and that they depend on you to take care of them and to feed. But if you go to school, you learn what you say for eight hours a day, five days a week for a few years, you get a high score on the test for admission to higher education, studying a few years and get a job, eventually all your problems will be solved.
This makes no sense, more than anything because people have needs that not can be met tomorrow, nor next week, if not now. These can simply not investing years and years in schooling to obtain a benefit in the long term, when what they need are the means to escape poverty as soon as possible. This is one of the reasons for the high dropout rate of the system of instruction among the poorest in many countries students.