It is not surprising that news reports of pedophilia in preschool facilities as well as in primary and elementary schools have generated considerable alarm among concerned citizens. Drawing from her experience as a school psychologist, the author attests tot he fact that exclusiveness of locale does not afford immunity. It is the sacred obligation of Christians - school personnel as well as parents - to provide a learning environment in which the child's trust is not betrayed.
By its emphasis on affect over cognition, freedom over discipline, and need-fulfillment over academic skills, humanistic education fostered a New Age philosophy in which self is the only important reality. We can now assess its long-term impact on traditional values and learning behavior.