“The teachers complain, rightly, that fathers and mothers, and society in general, globally considered, have resigned from their duties and have left them alone with their noble task, which is not considered neither endorsed or recognized.” Oriol Pi de Cabanyes In recent days there has read much in the headlines of major newspapers about the teachers’ dissatisfaction with the lack of resources devoted to public education. It is not my intention to make another view more about the controversy between the government and teachers, but to present a concern that calls into question the very foundations of modern education, which is not in crisis only in Chile, but worldwide. Sometimes it is necessary to dig a little in history to better understand the problems of a situation so you can look for new solutions. Let me take you on a journey through time to about two hundred years ago, when he founded the first state education systems. The current education system was born during the early Industrial Age. Until then, as well as throughout human history, children were educated by their parents. They acquired the job of parents or were apprentices of a master craftsman. Those with resources to hire tutors and could well qualify for a college education to learn a trade.
These two methods of education, apprentice and mentoring, delivered a personalized education that encouraged entrepreneurial skills and creativity of the student. However, the emergence of factories all this ended. The craftsmen and could not compete with products manufactured in factories and soon there was a massive exodus of fathers from their homes to factories, your new workplace.