“Precisely these criticisms have often been made by humanists. If they have failed to put schools right what can a “technologist” do?
This: take away the cause of the problem. The anti-social nature of school undoubtedly has roots in the class structure of society and in the nature of the Freudian unconscious. As long as important bodies of knowledge (such as school mathematics and the written language) are not rooted in the desires and life experience of children, schools will have to teach them artificially and by force.”
Papert, S. (1982) Tomorrow’s Classrooms?. In Times Educational Supplement March 5, 1982 (pp. 31-32,41)