1 Universal Values, 2 Global Understanding, 3 Excellence, 4 Service to Humanity
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EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS' ROUNDTABLE
1st International Roundtable
October 1-6, 1999

RESULTS OF SECOND DAY OF DELIBERATION
Monday, October 4, 1999

Building Block

Ideas

Approaches

Universal Values

Spirituality of the child
· SOVC driven out
· ASCD - spirit in education

Educate heart, emotional & social

Preservation - Forrest
· Consciousness - unity with nature
· Part of the reality of nature
Humility - mind, spirit, body

Value the child
· Self-paced
· Problem solving
· Teach each other

Treated with respect

Spirituality - how to teach
· Celebrate all religious festivals
· Invite Religious leaders
· What nurtures the spirit? 7 gateways
1. Search for deep connection
· Authentic connection
· Connection to community
· Deep connection to roots
· Deep connection to nature
· Deep connection to higher power
2. silence
3. meaning & purpose
4. joy & delight
5. creativity
6. initiation
7. transcendence

Global Understanding

Global Understanding
· What is our purpose of life
· Discover tools, how to discover for themselves

Science - shouldn't put this down; way of thinking

Youth voice!

Weapons of the spirit findings- Study of 5000 over 2 years
· Different when part of school program
· Substantial number of lessons on conflict resolution
· Developmental patterns for violence are interrupted
· Those students undertaking project did better academically on standardized test
· Article in New York Times
· Including community
· When parents, civic leadership support learning that happens in schools
· Not solved only by the education community; invite these people in

Excellence in All Things

· What is the excellence of the process
· Qualitative difference
· Nurturing potential already in the child
· Practical value in seeing relevance
· What it is we are doing and why?

· Bring family and community to school
· Include youth in process; youth know what's working

Service to Humanity

Youth have a profound need to be of service

 

 




 

 

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