The new society will need the best methods of education possible – designed to develop socially adequate, innovative, happy people who recognize their own abilities and ambitions and are confident in them. These requirements suggest that considerably more money and effort should be devoted to education, and that some quite basic changes in approach could be necessary. These might include a better appreciation that the process of education begins, and is perhaps at its most important, early in life.

A number of recent studies have confirmed what women have always known – that effective ‘mothering’ is highly important in the earliest development of the individual. Close physical contact between mother and child, ...

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