Demographic Doom Podcast

48. The Post-Nuclear Family: Education and Family Culture

November 9, 2020

In his third episode on his proposed "post-nuclear family," Glenn Campbell describes how this large family structure would educate its young. Since "software programming" is the main function of the family, it is not taken lightly. While public education is a possibility, most post-nuclear families would probably prefer home schooling. With 9-18 kids in one house, supported by many adults, the household could afford to hire a teacher, but this person would do less teaching and more managing. Much of the work of early childhood education would fall on older children, who have time for the intense one-on-one tutoring of language and motor skills. Older children would get their learning from a variety of sources, including textbooks, online classes and mentoring by adults. The curriculum is a community project, negotiated among the parents. The teacher is the conductor, implementing the education plan and making sure benchmarks are achieved. — Website: DemographicDoom.com — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the video version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_culture [ep 48, 9 Nov 2020]

 

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