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Mann's book described a utopian school where children attended "empathy classes" and simulated trips to Mars. Just 20 years later, some of these fantasies seem laughably outdated, whereas others are just now being realized. In the Utopia, school buildings would also be a focal point of civic pride, widely admired for their beauty and serenity. Running a school would be one of the most prestigious and well paid jobs. Only the most wise, kindly and insightful people would be employed as teachers.   If we want to create Utopian schools, we can only do so by teaching students and staff to live by the Golden Rule (which, as I have also explained in the past, means Loving Your Bullies). Furthermore, it must have school discipline policies that conform to the Golden Rule, for it is impossible to have a moral society via policies that violate it. Of course, schools founded by visionaries and rooted in a deeply held set of philosophies and beliefs have, at their core, a utopian expectation. Thus, in the independent school world, we have countless iterations of original utopian visions: Waldorf schools, Reggio Emilia schools, and, most prolifically, Montessori schools.

  The answer: put children in charge of schools. Allow them to decide when, where, what, how and with whom they learn; have them resolving real problems day . "62, educators in 3, schools from Lapland to Turku—professionals selected from the top 10 percent of the nation’s graduates to earn a required master’s degree in education." (Hancock ) Projected Statistics Our school would aim for an average of on our API scores. Wisdom, not anti-bully laws, is the route to Utopia. Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults Book Review: This volume examines a variety of utopian writing for children from the 18th century to the present day, defining and exploring this new genre in the field of children's literature.

This Is What Schools Would Be Like In The Utopia. The Philosophers' Mail. It is almost universally agreed that education is hugely important. But we are not particularly sure what we want from it. Our large commitment to there being good schools ironically has not . What does the building look like? What technology is available? What is the Schedule? All students get a Macbook air Tv in every classroom and in the lunch room TVs at the main lobby Class starts at Each class is 45 minutes 1st Period: 2nd: 3rd: 4th: An. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Writings of the Utopian Socialists: A New View of Society, Looking Backward, on Trade. Essays on the Future of Schools, Technology, and Society. by Zachary Stein | Mar 1, out of 5 stars The Utopian Schools produces employable and professional students by using quality examples of good behavior and professionalism. No silos allowed Typically units work in isolated and protected "silos" never to overlap in colleges and universities. Each "takes care of itself" to the detriment of the organization, and students, at large.