TOWARD A LEARNING SOCIETY
A WORLD THAT WORKS
Community United to Reinvent Education, CURE offers a (confluent, whole brain) human development process that transforms classrooms, schools, organizations and neighborhoods, one at a time, into incubators for development of emotional health, (foundational / intellectual) creativity and psychological balance – in children and adults.
Here’s the key. The categories labeled “psychological health” and “emotional intelligence” are like twins. And their characteristics have been shown to be essentially the same as the authentically creative person (Maslow, 1971). Thus appropriate conditions nurture all three: emotional health, creativity and psychological balance. People with these qualities are in great demand. They provide the fundamental features all organizations and communities seek: stability and innovation.
CURE has a formula. It is a (confluent, brain function developmental) social environment management design – focused upon timing, presentation, relationships and values – that motivates people to learn and grow throughout life, and provides a “how-to.” It is focused upon engendering health and intelligence, becoming smarter / healthier – physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, aesthetically and spiritually. It produces self motivated, self directed, lifelong learners – society’s most valuable assets. Such people consistently derive more value from everyday life and add more to it. They understand and guide the process of change in a changing world.
How does it work? It organizes step-by-step development toward a learning society. Becoming a learning society is every community’s best strategy. A proper learning society model both grows and attracts the emotionally healthy, (intellectually) creative, psychologically balanced people all forward thinking organizations and communities – in fact, all social entities – now want and need.
The CURE “learning community” reinvention process has three parts: 1. Initial neighborhood demonstration model(s); 2. Pre-K and Parenting education models in adjacent neighborhoods, and; 3. a mass communications campaign – marketing ideas that stimulate healthy thinking and deliberate intelligent behavior. Each is focused on growing emotional health, (foundational / intellectual) creativity and psychological well being. CURE offers experience and guidance in organizing all three: neighborhood model development, Pre K – 12 education / parenting models and mass communications.
From the former United States Secretary of Education
Schools must become the center of community for adults and children.
Schools belong to the community, not the teachers, not the school board, not the city.
They should be open 12 hours a day, 12 months of the year, 7 days a week.
Schools are not this way now because of a lack of creativity and understanding of what children need.
We need a 21st century model – where this is the norm, not the exception.
From 9 to 3, educators run the schools, and from 3 to 9 a non-profit runs the school.
Think differently and partner with others.
Community schools will maximize academics and set up a culture of accountability.
Education is the new battleground of social justice.
– Arne Duncan, the Charlie Rose Show, 2009
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