is just a preparation to make the students capable of thinking,
studying, progressing and becoming intelligent if they can
- all that must be done during the entire life
and not only in school.
to what I see and know, as a general rule, children over 14
should be allowed their independence and should be given advice
only if and when they ask it.
They should know that they are responsible for managing their
school should be an opportunity for progress for the teacher
as well as for the student. Each one should have the freedom
to develop freely.
A method is never so well applied as when one has discovered
it oneself. Otherwise it is as boring for the teacher as for
be repeated each day by all the students:
It is not for our family, it is not to secure a good position,
it is not to earn money, it is not to obtain a diploma, that
We study to learn, to know, to understand the world, and for
the sake of the joy that it gives us.
is not through uniformity that you obtain unity.
It is not through uniformity of programmes and methods that
you will obtain the unity of education.
Unity is obtained through a constant reference, silent or
expressed, as the case demands, to the central ideal, the
central force or light, the purpose and the goal of our education.
The true, the supreme Unity expressed itself in diversity.
It is mental logic that demands sameness. In practice, each
one must find and apply his own method, that which he understands
and feels. It is only in this way that education can be effective.