Educational Work - An Introduction

“Krishnamurti regards education as of prime significance in the communication of that which is central to the transformation of the human mind and the creation of a new culture. Such a fundamental transformation takes place when the child, while being trained in various skills and disciplines, is also given the capacity to be awake to the processes of his own thinking, feeling and action. This alertness makes him self-critical and observant and thus establishes an integrity of perception, discrimination and action, crucial to the maturing within him of a right relationship to Man, to nature and to the tools Man creates.”

From the Introduction to Life Ahead

The teachers of the school are drawn together into an exploration of the teachings of J Krishnamurti. This exploration gives rise to structures at school, the learning processes and the surfacing of new areas of work.

Talking and working together through the making of decisions, finding ways beyond opinion and conflict and engaging joyfully with each other has been essential to such an exploration.