"I've been struck by the ease with which young children distinguish reality from controlled fantasy, and the natura... http://tl.gd/97uqv6
"Social and cultural mechanisms, often dominated by sanctioned media images of power and style, constrict the imagi... http://tl.gd/97usj8
"The imagination gives rise to the idea of possibility, and to the contrast between what is and what might be." Kohl
That is a beautiful quote. To bad I can't measure it or proven it with numbers. Then maybe we would grow and nurture this capacity in children in school.
"If we were not able to imagine the world as other than it is, then change in which we take an active role would be unthinkable." Kohl
"By valuing imagination, we empower ourselves to dream of the world becoming a better or more decent place, which p... http://tl.gd/97uvdu
This is why people in education who previously supported Obama are beginning to loose hope:
"By valuing imagination, we empower ourselves to dream of the world becoming a better or more decent place, which provides an opening for us to act to transform it." KohlThe official stance on education crushes imagination and seeks to objectify everything with "proof in numbers."
"One has to learn to live within rule-governed behavior and also learn to function when rules no longer hold." Kohl
"The processes that occur during imaginative play represent the emergence of the ability to think about what one is... http://tl.gd/97vbfk
"Because of the often complex and unarticulated structures that govern behavior, imagination is necessary in children's lives." Kohl
"I have not been able to figure out how children can grow into adults capable of killing or exploiting one another ... http://tl.gd/97vdsi
"If one accepts the centrality of the imagination and its power to make all values thinkable, then there is no way ... http://tl.gd/97vjjd
"Teachers and parents and all the rest of us need to be as imaginative as our children, to nurture their imaginatio... http://tl.gd/97vobe
Perhaps this should be my calling:
"Teachers and parents and all the rest of us need to be as imaginative as our children, to nurture their imaginations as well as our own, and to keep on, no matter the circumstances, dreaming and acting for a more decent, compassionate, and equitable world. In hard times, this is one of the finest gifts we can provide for our children, for other people's children, and for ourselves." Kohl