” …In our relationship with children and young people, we are not dealing with mechanical devices that can be quickly repaired, but with living beings who are impressionable, volatile, sensitive, afraid, affectionate; and to deal with them we have to have great understanding, the strength of patience and love… ”
Clearly, the present system of mass education that was once modeled on the mechanistic paradigm of the Industrial Revolution, is now recognized as wholly inadequate to cope with the pace of today’s change with its unprecedented problems and challenges. If it is to such an emerging world that our young must adequately respond, education must acknowledge the human being, not as a passive, inert clod that can be moulded to meet mere employment specifications, but as a living, dynamically responsive being capable of intelligent and independent thought, feeling and action.
Progressive education’s response to this complex, confounding and often unpredictable world necessarily involves the cultivation of an equally agile, quick and perceptive mind that is capable of creative, deeply caring, and unusual approaches to problem-solving.
The Education Programs at Stream Garden have been created and designed to meet these challenges and offer learners and educators a new kind of intelligent education that includes fun, leisure, seriousness, excellence, love and a healthy natural learning environment.