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May 16, 2011

“School has an inherent tendency to infantilize children by placing them in a position of having to do as they are told, to occupy themselves with work dictated by someone else and that, moreover, has no intrinsic value – school work is done only because the designer of the curriculum decided that doing work would shape the doer into a desirable form. “

Papert, S. (1993) The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer. NY: Basic Books. page 24.