I'm wondering about your opinion. If it were your choice, would you rather make the education:
- agnostic to opinions, teaching facts and learning critical thinking at a risk of people developing opinions which you may find unacceptable
- modeling people to cater to their physical, mental and social health and peace at a risk of discriminatory judgment
- endorsing rationalism and logic over empathy and public opinion
- make people share your moral standing to promote good
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Pool is not about complete approach to education but rather about principles on which such approach should be constructed.
I believe that each option is mutually exclusive in sense of what you call "politics" and the "base"; curriculum and methodology are things which are chosen after the first two were chosen. Let me give you an example:
If you decide, that the goal of humanity is goodness, then you chose curriculum and methodology to /convince/ the audience to agree with you.
I disagree with you. Fact that you put ethical questions in your post show that you are more inclined towards procuring good (last option).
The other options would not address any of these questions directly (but only as a consequence of executing strategies based on that principles).
As an addendum I'll add, that I think that each option has inherent positive and negative value to them if taken (or neglected) to the extremum and I agree, that it is not possible to fully pick only one.
"Education is all about ethical questions" is a very strong statement which reinforces my conviction about where would /I/ categorize your opinion. That said I understand you do not accept the question; thank you for a discussion.
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