My answer to the question posed above is not a simple one, and, of course, after considerable though, it is my opinion: Children now are being prepared to be cogs (only) in the corporate wheel. They are programmed from the beginning of their day to the end of it, so they aren’t ‘in touch’ with who they are, with their unique gifts. This is going to come to an end, and there will have to be a period of time where children will be permitted to deprogram themselves from the Barbie/Ken doll representations with which they have subtly been asked to identify.
A new sort of education will once again incorporate play, so that children begin to discover for themselves who are their leaders, who are their helpers and supporters, who are the intellectuals, who are the ‘do-ers’, and so on. The teachers will be support staff, and they will guide children in learning the skills they will need to accomplish the kinds of tasks they set for themselves – and when de-programmed they eventually will with great relish sent themselves such tasks.
Teachers will support children as they interact with one another and learn to handle their issues, their unique gifts and energies. This means, of course, that teachers will have to understand these things in themselves. In my reading, I’ve discovered this kind of an education leads children to ‘live their passion,’ and such children as young adults do as well as any other child when they advance into higher education. They are also far more self-motivated than other students. When we are permitted to find and live our passions, our lives are vital and rich. We get up in the morning filled with joy at what the new day might bring to us. ~J