Iaian Vernier's Memoir
Chapter 23. Education
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In the earliest discussion of the future of humankind, even before the beginning of the Geneva meeting, c. 2150–2170, there was a search for an historical model upon which to build a new order of permanent peace, prosperity and stability for our species. The period after WWII (1945–2000) in Western Europe was frequently used as an example of nations melting swords and engaging in the unification of the euro, trade, education and scientific technology. It seemed to all that the movement into science and open doors of communication created a wholly new international system. This institutionalization of peace and international educational norms eventually brought the communist world down and then included their people in an embrace of this educational perception of reality.
Of course, what followed into the twenty-first century was messy, because of the conceptual errors made with regard to human nature, human intelligence and economics. Because of advances in transportation and communication the entire world was now magnetized into the international system. I have discussed these errors in earlier chapters of my memoir. I would now like to write about our still-evolving views as to how we can keep our ← 161 | 162 →educational focus on unity, rationality and scientific progress. At the same time, however, we need to allow for diversity of perceptions, approaches to the rearing of the young, their desires for cultural connectivity with their homeland as well as participation in, traveling and learning from other educational perspectives.
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