"In education, we feel, something must be amiss and the way to sort it out is, of course, to have targets. Quite an interesting idea, this idea that you know what it is and you aim straight for it and you get it. Targets and algorithms and systems and checklists and procedures and guidelines. And this is all about making sure you have the right product; but somehow this doesn't seem to be working.
And one of the problems is it suggests that education is about a thing, which is inserted in another thing, as you insert a widget into a machine. But it's not like that of course; its about a relationship. Education is about a relationship, it's not a substance. And that relationship cannot be legislated for, because it is about all sorts of things that can't even be described.
A manner, tone, an enquiring mind, and openess; a model of what a certain way of being might be, for those who are still in the process of becoming who they are. - Ian McGilchrist"