Norman Perrin asked on his “Lens of possibility” posting yesterday:
“If there were no schools, where and how would you deliver conductive education?”
My reaction on reading the questions was “Wow! This could be the solution to the problem”. I decided to put the resulting list of suggestions that I wrote in my notebook on to my blog in an attempt to answer Norman’s question.
From my notebook:
“It would be wonderful if conductive education became conductive upbringing and started to be delivered everywhere and anywhere, excepting in schools. It could be delivered at the cinema, on the bus, at a party, in the playground, at home, in front of the television or computer, in the bathroom, in the dinning-room, in a restaurant, in a pub, in the garden, on the street, in the swimming pool, in a car, at church, at the chess club, on holiday, at work or at play...”
I could have listed more and more but I thatexpect it was time to get out of the S-Bahn train and continue my journey by bike, otherwise I would have done.
Later, on reading back through my notes, I thought at first: "This is all a bit too naïve, not really what Norman was asking for". But no, I think it it really is essential to the whole problem. We really do need to be looking at life as a whole and not only as the part of the week and the year that children spent in school.
Andrew Sutton defines conducere for us today:
“to bring together, collect, assemble, to unite, join, to connect, to cause to contract or close up”.
That is what is needed here. We need to unite the whole life of our clients, make it all conductive, not just the few hours spent in school. Connect the different people the clients work with in their day, bring their lives together as a conductive whole.