“Collecting data on human learning based on children’s behavior in school
is like collecting data on killer whales based on their behavior at Sea World.”
From the essay, A Thousand Rivers” by Carol Black. It’s a wide-ranging indictment of educational and psychological research, and a passionate plea to see how children in all cultures live their lives before you say, “I know how kids learn.” Carol’s site also has a film she made—Schooling the World. I haven’t watched it yet—since I just discovered her site today—but I plan to.