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EDST 581 QRQ3 Yueli Wang “School trains children to be employees and consumers; teach your own to be leaders and adventurers. School trains children to obey reflexively; teach your own to think critically and independently. Well-schooled kids have a low threshold for boredom; help your own to develop an inner life so that they'll never be bored.” (Gatto, 2003) Education happens inside and outside of schools. After we comprehend the six basic functions of modern schooling as Gatto concludes (2003), and the mechanism of schools —discipline (Foucault, 1977), we need to reflect on the role of educators. Educators are the sustainers of discipline. Discipline is the main force of boosting efficiency and effectiveness in schools. Without discipline, classroom orders would be disrupted, and teaching and learning activities could not be carried out. Surveillances are essential as Foucault claims (1977). However, penalty will gradually be replaced by more
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