Kurt Hahn
“THERE IS MORE TO YOU THAN
YOU THINK
Quotes from Kurt Hahn
"I regard it as the foremost task of
education to insure the su...
Quotes from Kurt Hahn
...I was once present at a meeting
presided over by Doctor Carl
Reinhardt. One schoolmaster made
the...
Quotes from Kurt Hahn
...As our society has become information
rich, it has become action poor. It has
become poor in the ...
Salem School
Salem School
The Seven Laws of Salem School
1. Give children the opportunity for self-discovery.
[Give them a chance to discover themse...
Salem School
Each day, the students took a silent walk to
commune with nature and revitalize their powers
of reflection. T...
Salem School
An assassin failed to end Hahn's life in 1923. Still
in his early thirties, the schoolmaster was
controversia...
Hahn’s ideals
"Hahn's favourite story was the Good
Samaritan, wherein the strong, those
clearly in a position to
help the ...
Hahn’s ideals
"Hahn believed that some separation
from the existing human world,
into the intensity of a journey-quest,
co...
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  1. 1. Kurt Hahn
  2. 2. “THERE IS MORE TO YOU THAN YOU THINK Quotes from Kurt Hahn "I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion."
  3. 3. Quotes from Kurt Hahn ...I was once present at a meeting presided over by Doctor Carl Reinhardt. One schoolmaster made the remark, 'I have no faith in this boy.' Dr. Reinhardt said to him, 'Then you have no right to educate him.'
  4. 4. Quotes from Kurt Hahn ...As our society has become information rich, it has become action poor. It has become poor in the necessity and possibility for struggle against the environment. As affluence has increased, the young person's environment has become impoverished for responsible and productive action, or any action that tests and develops him.
  5. 5. Salem School
  6. 6. Salem School
  7. 7. The Seven Laws of Salem School 1. Give children the opportunity for self-discovery. [Give them a chance to discover themselves.] 2. Make the children meet with triumph and defeat. [See to it that they experience both success and defeat.] 3. Give the children the opportunity of self-effacement in the common cause. [See to it that they have the chance to forget themselves in the pursuit of a common cause.] 4. Provide periods of silence. [See to it that there are periods of silence.] 5. Train the imagination. [Train the imagination, the ability to participate and plan.] 6. Make games important but not predominant. [Take sports and games seriously, but only as part of the whole.] 7. Free the sons of the wealthy and powerful from the enervating sense of privilege. [Free them of the rich and influential parents and from the paralysing influence of wealth and privilege.]
  8. 8. Salem School Each day, the students took a silent walk to commune with nature and revitalize their powers of reflection. To keep mental and physical growth in balance, Hahn developed the notion of a training plan for his students, each of whom committed himself to an individually designed, gradually more challenging regimen of physical exercise Unlike the physical education program of other schools, the aim of the training plan was simply to establish good living habits, not to produce high levels of performance in competitive games.
  9. 9. Salem School An assassin failed to end Hahn's life in 1923. Still in his early thirties, the schoolmaster was controversial, a target because he was a moral leader far beyond the lives of his students and teachers. The director of Salem - the school's name means "peace" – refused to back down from the moral aims that he believed should animate every aspect of education. In a nation frighteningly polarized by the right and left in political debate, Hahn forced educational issues into the larger discussion of how society should be organized, and what people must do to maintain human decency in a world of conflict. No idyllic schoolmaster's life awaited him.
  10. 10. Hahn’s ideals "Hahn's favourite story was the Good Samaritan, wherein the strong, those clearly in a position to help the most, failed to act. It was the outsider, the weak, the despised who taught what it means to be a civilized human being."
  11. 11. Hahn’s ideals "Hahn believed that some separation from the existing human world, into the intensity of a journey-quest, confronting challenges and transforming opportunities for service, could change the balance of power in young people."

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