John Locke: Unlocking a Revolution in Thought Democracy and Education
All Men Are Created Equal • Through his optimistic views on human nature, equality, and tolerance, John Locke strived to achieve a more peaceful society and the reform of government systems that were unresponsive to the people.
A Mind is a Blank Slate • Locke’s theories on how environment and sensory experiences shape the mind helped pave the way for positive changes in education.
Creating a Culture of Peace Today • Action Areas that reflect what John Locke accomplished: • Fostering a culture of peace through education • Fostering democratic participation
Changes Needed Today Inspired by Locke’s Ideas • Limited government • Equality and independence • Equal opportunity for all • Reform of early childhood education
John Locke: • “Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society and made by the legislative power vested in it and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man.”