Educating local people to provide the knowledge base to analyse situations in society, understand the interrelationships and see the alteration necessary for society to function humanly.
An integral part of creating sociological man through societal re-education and re-motivation.
Tactics include: pedagogical methods to release the power of imaginal education to enable clear comprehension of the social processes; curriculum content to delineate basic subject matter; inter-cultural context to alter the parochial understanding of the social processes; teaching targets to prioritize who is to be taught; and re-invented commonality to allow the flow of new insights and maintain a common teaching stance. An example is offering consumer education classes to the poor man in the ghetto where food prices are disproportionately inflated; these classes providing the impetus for the formation of food-buying co-ops.
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