New school (as it is called in Europe) or active (as it is called in the United States) had an origin of a social nature: in your home are worried by reached all strata of society to have access to the classrooms. Europeans, for example applied what’s saying and doing and the majority of countries made legal changes to ensure that all its citizens receive their education free of charge. The rulers of the first half of the 20th century ensaban that when you educate the people began to win the battle against illiteracy and ignorance but wanted more, much more: believed that education was a means to achieve justice, peace and freedom. They believed that an educated people would have important things which engage and would leave aside the destructive initiative in the war and would have ideas emancipatory, impartial and away from the attitude of injustice. Expectations, however, not ended there, since they considered that education He had a high purpose and was related to the achievement of the solidarity of mankind in the planes of the intellectuality and morality. Were the expectations too high? Before responding, it goes without saying that they were not the only ones, as some politicians of the era believed that education was the perfect remedy to correct the ills of a capitalist society practically razed by the terrible and devastating effects of two world wars. States were concerned about the situation of their societies and the future of its citizens, which sought better opportunities in other latitudes. The State becomes great education Manager, which forces you to invest substantial resources always to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and improve the possibilities of national development.
One of the main exponent of the new school was Adolphe Ferriere who intervenes decisively in the formulation of principles whose essence refers to the intellectual foundation and emphasis on a solid moral training, a permanent concern for aesthetics and how not, a great foundation in the religious aspects. The values associated with spirituality and social responsibility is an important part of the Toolbox which is equipped with the school and with which come out armed students for the challenges of their relationships with the community and the business environment. Student must be an integral human being in order to be successful in their contact with the world of life. The school, in this context, is called to be like a laboratory of life. A small universe in which study and experience all aspects of the harsh reality that lives outside of the four walls of the campus and therefore has special care to connect intelligence, will and manual skills. The new school, is still synonymous with emancipation, outdoor activity and enjoyment of the very interesting activity to learn knowledge and discover new and better worlds where humans to unfold in all the fullness of their unlimited capabilities.
Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian writer, linked as a teacher at several Colombian universities. He is author of four books and co-author of three others in which addresses the theme of leadership, ethics, and human development. He is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, forums, and other academic events. Get in touch with him through corrreo or call cell 300 8055526 300 8055526.