Blog of Zoe at Galien Valley
Galien River valley, southwest Michigan, North America


Educationz

Points, Goals, Missions...:
to become increasingly more aware of goodness, oneself (one's unselfish self), nature, people, one's local community, and the world.   
to continually learn how to help to sustain and enrich nature, people, and communities. 
to live, learn, work, do science, and do art in ways that serve goodness by helping communities, people, and nature. 
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My whole blog is about education, which is one of many concerns in my blog.
1. My blog is about education, culture, nature, community, morals, health, ecology, economy, wisdom, science, art, joy, fun, and more.
2. My blog is about how can education wisely help communities, people, nature, morals, health, joy, fun, economy, science, art, culture, and more.
3. My blog suggests what priorities, top concerns, and goals in education and life would best holistically help communities, people, nature, morals, health, fun, joy, economy, science, art, culture, sustainable wisdom, and more.
4. My blog gives examples of activities that I do to help education, culture, ecology, economy, communities, people, nature, morals, health, fun, joy, science, art, and more.

 

education:
An education is the variety of things learned throughout life, from babyhood to young adulthood, and beyond.  People learn in schools and out of schools.  There are a variety of educations.   Some people learn how to survive on the streets.   Some people learn how to make a lot of money.  Every education promotes learning to focus on (or even worship) something: the streets, money, academics, sports, or something else.
In a "community arts" education, the goal is to learn how to sustain and enrich communities, people, and nature (land, water, air, plants, animals, etc.).  In a community arts education, students learn some academics, but the emphasis is to learn the vitally important skills of how to help communities, people, farms, and nature.  The community arts has students worship goodness: doing good by helping people, communities, and nature. The community arts has students use their heart, heads, and hands in unison. Community arts students both think and do light-manual-labor outdoors. Light-manual-labor is healthy physical exercise. Certain kinds of manual labor vitally help communities, people, and nature. Community arts students go out into the community to engage in the community economy, start sustainable local small businesses, grow and eat local food, work local, shop local, live local, engage with nature, and steward local natural habitats. 
In an academic education ("liberal arts"), the goal is to liberate students from all manual labor, even the vitally important part-time light-manual-labor of taking care of communities, people, farms, and nature. The liberals arts liberates people from the vitally important family farms and local community economies. The liberal arts has students worship academics (reading, writing, math, etc.).  The liberal arts has students use only their heads, and to otherwise sit down at a desk. Because the liberal arts has no physical exercise, some students do sports. In general, sports are physical exercises and entertainments that liberate people from helping communities, people, and nature. (To the contrary, the physical exercise of certain kinds of manual labor vitally help communities, people, and nature.) In a liberal arts education, the emphasis is in getting good report card grades and high test scores in academic subjects.  Liberal arts students learn academics in indoor classrooms, which are isolated from the community, community economy, and local nature.  Liberal arts students are pressured to leave the community, go far away to college, get a job in a distant city, and to serve the global economy and globalized large corporations - and to meanwhile, be liberated from and ignore the local community, people, farms, and nature.
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education - community arts:
traditional 100,000-year-old schooling:
Ever since people existed, some people have been learning the community arts. which is how to sustain and enrich communities, people, and nature.  The oldest kind of education is how to live, get all your needed stuff (shelter, water, food, clothes, tools, etc.), in ways that sustain and enrich the local community, people, and nature. People knew that taking care of people means taking care of nature, because it is from nature that people get air, water, fertile soil, wood, etc.  People wanted to have air, water, fertile soil, wood, etc. in the distant future, as well as today. Thus, community arts students learned and took action to sustain and enrich the local community, the local economy, and nature, to continually get stuff into the distant future.  Community arts students both think and do part-time light-manual-labor. Community arts students used their heart, heads, and hands in unison to live, learn, and work in the community and outdoors in its natural habitats, to engage in the local economy and local nature. 
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education - liberal arts:
recent 20th-century
modern pop schooling:
Brief history. Several modern scientists say that people have existed for more than 100,000 years. Yet, it wasn't until about 5,000 years ago, as the ancient Sumer Civilization started accounting and writing, that a few people started having an academic education (math, writing, reading, etc.) - the "liberal arts."  For thousands of years, it was only about 1% of people who had a liberal arts education. Those people were totally liberated from doing manual labor, to instead be accountants or scribes.   In Medieval times, in Europe, a few adults learned to read and write at a few Catholic Schools or at a few universities.  200 years ago, in the USA, there were one-room schoolhouses, at which children learned academics. Children attended the schoolhouse for only a few years; and otherwise, children learned at home and in their community how to somewhat take care of communities, people, and nature.  In the 1800s, in the USA, many American children and adults could read, write, and do practical math well enough, and also they could somewhat take care of communities, people, and nature.
During the 20th-century, the USA ended the schoolhouses, ended local education, ended the community arts, and started the national school system, globalized-market education, and the liberal arts of "modern pop schooling," which many children attended for 13 years, from age 5 to age 18.  In the 20th-century, in the USA, now children focused on academics, the liberal arts; hence, they were taught to ignore communities, people, and nature, to ignore the community arts, and to disconnect from communities, people, and nature. Many 20th-century American children and adults were totally liberated from all manual labor, even the vitally important part-time light-manual-labor of taking care of communities, people, and nature.  In a liberal arts education, the emphasis is in getting good report card grades and high test scores in academic subjects.  Liberal arts students learn academics in indoor classrooms, which are isolated from the community, community economy, and local nature.  Many liberal arts students are pressured to leave the community, go far away to college, get a job in a distant city, and to contribute to the globalized-market economy - and meanwhile, ignore the local community, people, and nature.
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culture-education-economy:
Culture, education, and economy are very entwined together. They heavily affect, influence, and feed on each other. Culture (values) influences education, which sways children into being adults, who live a particular lifestyle and have particular jobs, which influences the economy, communities, and if nature is being expanded, maintained, neglected, or destroyed. The economy influences culture and education and pressures people into particular kinds of education and to have particular kinds of life goals. In school and out of school, the culture and economy teach children to take care of communities and nature, or to neglect and destroy communities and nature.
People need to talk about all 3 (culture, education, and economy) together. It is all 3 together that sustain and enrich communities, people, and nature; or it is all 3 together that neglect and destroy communities, people, and nature. If nature and people are thriving together, all 3 (culture, education, and economy) are good, responsible, and sustainable. If nature and people are in distress, all 3 (culture, education, and economy) are lousy, irresponsible, and destructive.
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Education, culture, and economy influence how we define words and word defintions influence us into how we think of education, culture, economy, the world, and even what is good and bad. Check out these definitions of community, education, culture, ecology, economy, health, science, art, and more on my definitionz page.

Writing takes science and art. Science is observation, research, and knowledge. Art is applying the science to make things. I go out and observe my community and world. I see its interconnected problems and solutions. I go out and do some hands-on work / art work (teaching, curriculum design, land stewardship, etc.) to help to overcome problems, plus I write words, prose and poetry. I try to define words in ways that help to honestly point out problems, overcome problems, support solutions, and help to describe my various work. My definitions are perhaps simultaneously prose and poetry. See my definitionz.

 

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