“This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.
I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals.”
For our final public educational event of 2021 we are hosting a discussion on education itself, presented by Canterbury Socialist Society members Patrick Kearney and Tim Elder.
The speakers will be critiquing the current education system, its purpose and function, and provide some perspectives on how education could be changed to better serve human beings rather than serving the maintenance of class society and capitalism.
Patrick has worked in mathematics education for the past 7 years and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Statistics at the University of Canterbury.
Tim has worked in tertiary education for many years, both Polytechnic and University, both as an educator and in non-teaching/academic roles. He has also worked as a game designer and recently retrained into secondary teaching.
As always all are welcome and entry is free. Doors from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.