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ENCULTURATION: the process by which an individual learns the traditional content of a culture and assimilates its practices and values. ( Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
In a Nutshell
Naturally Raised Kids presumes that our current institutionalized system of educating children is profoundly out of synch with the enculturation methods that prevailed throughout 99.99% of humanity's evolutionary history, and that children are hard-wired to learn all aspects of culture and become fulfilled human beings within social environments that contain deeply connected people of all ages. NRK postulates that age-segregation within modern 'grade schools', creates an unnatural and dehumanizing enculturation experience for children, and is ultimately the root cause of many of today's prevalent individual, familial, social and environmental ills .
We invite you to peruse the NRK website for fuller explanations, and join us in spreading a conversation leading toward 're-humanized' schools to be in alinement with children’s inherent human nature.
Do you have pictures of mixed-age groups of children, tribal groupings, and/or group photos of same-age kids? We'd love to have them for our slideshow
This site is under construction. We welcome your visit and invite your input! last revised 2/8/16
Our names are Alan Phillips and Ronda Trujillo. We are both seasoned educators. Our mission is to start a conversation amongst folks who can make a difference in "re-humanizing" schools based on historical enculturation essentials.
Transforming schools to enhance THE LIVES OF CHILDREN, families, SOCIETY, and OUR PLANET
Naturally Raised Kids
Throughout human history, age-inclusive social habitats provided natural enculturation formats which were in alignment with children’s inherent human nature and developmental needs. Modern “grade schools” effectively isolate children from all other ages, creating an institutionalized enculturation experience that is out of synch with children’s inherent nature and developmental needs.
The catastrophic results can be mitigated by re-humanizing schools, using models from the past.