Monday, 19 September 2011

Leadership Is for Everyone

For contemplation…..

Leadership is supposed to be for everyone,

So every child or every person is supposed to act like a leader;

So you should lead your own family, you should lead your own life.

As a child grows, he’s given responsibility of taking care of the lambs, the goats, the sheep, she’s shown he’s responsible. When he grows up more he becomes a warrior.

We are initiated to become warriors and we then go to the bush for training;training to be leaders, training how to take cour community forward, how to protect our community and all that wisdom.

 To become a respected leader in the Massai community, you have to first of all to show a good example.

When you are a leader you should respect everybody, you should respect children, the whole community. You don’t bullying people, you don’t tell people “do this”, commanding people no.

Instead you have respect
Emmanuel Manjura, Massai Leader published recently in Resurgence Magazine No 264
The four pillars of Education (UNESCO Learning – The Treasure within)

Learning to know: “concerned less with the acquisition of structure knowledge that with the mastery of learning tools. It may be regarded as both a means and an end of human existence.”

Learning to do..”how do we adapt education so that it can equip people to do the types of work needed in the future?”

Learning to live together…education should adopt two complementary approaches. From early childhood, it should focus on the discovery of other people in the first stage of education. In the second stage of education and in lifelong education, it should encourage involvement in common projects.”

Learning to be:”..All people should receive in their childhood and youth an education that can make up their own minds on the best courses of action in the different circumstances in their lives”

Jean Piaget said " The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done;men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered." 

Cathy Nutbrown, Respectful Educators, Capable Learners (1996) "If children find learning difficult, it could well be that there I something wrong with the way in which we are asking the to learn."

If you would like to explore your own leadership and or the way you perceive and approach education and curriculum implementation contact me view my website,uk and if any of the work that we are doing inspires you we would love to connect with you..

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