The role of force in pedagogy

The well known pedagogue-author discusses the problems linked with applying compulsion of education. At a certain level, compulsion goes together with all types of pedagogy. In contrast to education based on force and the extremities of liberal attitudes, he is supporter of an individual-centred education in which the individual is viewed in his active mutual relationship with society and where compulsion, the force of the community emerges as a result of the activity of individuals forming the community: the individual can act as subject of his own education.