Core Philosophy

Work in Education: A Peculiar History

Written by Dr. Matt Bateman on June 26, 2021

Presenting at the Discovering the Child Global Conference in June 2021, Dr. Matt Bateman surveys how work—vocational, practical, productive work—has been thought ot fit into education. For most of history, it's either been deliberately excluded, as from the classical liberal arts, or that it's been focused on separately and specifically, as in vocational training.

Among Maria Montessori's most powerful contributions to educational theory was to recognize the role of a general education in creating a character disposed to having an authentic, loving, non-alienated relationship to work.

Work in Education: A Peculiar History
Work in Education: A Peculiar History, by Matt Bateman