In CEDEI School, activities which focus on the construction of knowledge, experience of everyday situations, experimenting with content, values and attitudes and developing procedures to solve problems are provided in both English and Spanish. English is used as an instrumental language to develop proficiency in that language while Spanish is used to reinforce the native language. Working to meet these goals are national and international teachers and a multidisciplinary team providing therapeutic intervention. These professionals provide a valuable link between school and home.
The educational experience is designed to examine the roles of culture and the heritage of its values. Historically, ethical values proposed for the education and upbringing of children in Western systems have changed little since Socrates. Schools seek to create just societies but fail to do so. The school was created based on this question: why has education has failed in this regard? There are more poor people than ever, more hunger and more wars. It seems that the goals of education have been constructed based more on aspects concerning knowledge, content, and standards and less on ethical aspects.
Based the theoretical concepts of Michel Foucault CEDEI School builds a space that aims to disrupt the invisible cultural transmission. Racism, sexism, indifference to injustice are inherited and are passed invisibly from one generation to the next. This transfer is done in a traditional way in every corner of society including school. Attempts to reform and change the prejudiced and harmful aspects of each culture have been branded as revolutionary and discarded because of fear.
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