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Taking Children Seriously, TCS, is a worldwide parenting movement and educational philosophy based upon the idea that it is possible and desirable to raise and educate children without either doing anything to them against their will, or making them do anything against their will.


It was founded in 1994 as an email mailing-list by the libertarians Sarah Fitz-Claridge and David Deutsch. [1] This article deals with the libertarianism as defined in America and several other nations. ... David Deutsch (born 1953) is a physicist at Oxford University. ...


The TCS model of parenting and education argues that most traditional interactions between adults and youth are based on coercion. TCS rejects this coercion as infringing on the will of the child, and also rejects parental or educator "self-sacrifice" as infringing on the will of the adult. TCS advocates that parents and children work to find a common preference, a solution all parties genuinely prefer to all other candidate solutions they can think of.[2] It has been suggested that Child discipline be merged into this article or section. ... Coercion is the practice of compelling a person to act by employing threat of harm (usually physical force, sometimes other forms of harm). ... Common preference is a term used to describe an everyone wins situation in a number of places: Non-zero-sum Taking Children Seriously Win-win situation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The TCS philosophy was inspired by the epistemology of Karl Popper. While Popper did not advocate any particular pedagogy, TCS views Popper's epistemology as a universal theory of how knowledge grows, with profound implications for educational theory. According to Plato, Knowledge is what is both true and believed, though not all that is both true and believed counts as knowledge. ... Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH, MA, Ph. ... Personification of knowledge (Greek Επιστημη, Episteme) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey. ... The philosophy of education is the study of the purpose, process, nature and ideals of education. ...



For further understanding of the issue that considers the attitude of New Age movement for this problem, the novel "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield is sugessted.


References

  1. ^ Origins of TCS at TCS web site.
  2. ^ [1] Taking Children Seriously common preferences and non coercion

External links

  • Taking Children Seriously Website

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Taking Children Seriously - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (270 words)
Taking Children Seriously, TCS, is a worldwide parenting movement and educational philosophy based upon the idea that it is possible and desirable to raise and educate children without either doing anything to them against their will, or making them do anything against their will.
TCS advocates that parents and children work to find a common preference, a solution all parties genuinely prefer to all other candidate solutions they can think of.
The TCS philosophy was inspired by the epistemology of Karl Popper.
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