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    culture acquired spontaneously

    Could you please explain the sentence "culture acquired spontaneously?

    I read from the book of Ms. Maria Montessori (Absorbent mind) which is the book about Montessori method of teaching

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    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    What do you understand by each of the words?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    culture means development?
    acquired means obtained or learn?
    spontaneously means naturally

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    #4

    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    Does it means human intellectual development occured naturally?

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    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    I take it to mean culture that is learned naturally.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    A sentence with that phrase in it would help.
    "It is something that culture acquired spontaneously." means something different.

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    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    @njt2009: Can you provide a bit more of the text in which you found it?

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    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    The press began to speak of "culture acquired spontaneously." Psychologists wondered if these children were somehow different from others, and we ourselves puzzled over it for a long time. Only after repeated experiments did we conclude with certainty that all children are endowed with this capacity to "absorb" culture. If this be true - we then argued - if culture can be acquired without effort, let us provide the children with other elements of culture. And then we saw them "absorb" far more than reading and writing...

    I also wondered the meaning of culture in this sentence.
    Last edited by njt2009; 01-Jan-2016 at 13:07.

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    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    I found the full text at http://montessoriteacherscollective....io/absorb.html
    Scroll down to '1. THE CHILD'S PART IN WORLD RECONSTRUCTION'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: culture acquired spontaneously

    Education is not simply a matter for them of teaching reading and writing but involves more important things that are included in the concept of culture.

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