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[...] Learning for every child starts from obedience, or to be more precise not learning, rather instructions start from notion of obedience. Nobody would argue that obedience or compliance, on the part of a child to more knowledgeable and, therefore, authoritative adult, is essential for any meaningful education. Yet, excessive obedience can be a source of mental sluggishness, passiveness and silent acceptance of everything an authoritative adult imposes. Children must understand the reasons behind obedience, rather than "doing what they told." At the same time responsible disobedience must not turn into anarchy and chaos, in other words, a child should know the difference between disruptive and self-asserting behavior. [...]

[...] The very popular recently analysis of the ethnic groups and their social origin is of particular interest to the teachers and scholars studying new methods of educations and cognitive processes. The studies are often controversial but most of them show a clear sign of the impact of social status of students on their learning process. This research will focus on the recent discoveries and statistical examinations in the fields of sociology and psychology that are related to the education, and the notion of how do the social classes and backgrounds of students affect it.
The impact of social class and status on learning, reasoning, and motivation of the student is quite conceivable. Therefore, the social factor can be an important argument when we are to examine the differences in academic accomplishments and achievements. [...]

[...] one of the Socrates' theories stated that people do not actually learn through out the course of their lives. He stated that people do not teach each other, and do not learn anything from their everyday life, or from their personal experiences, because they already know everything. Socrates argued that human sole gains all possible knowledge before a human being is born, but right after birth the mind goes into a state called "tabular rasa", meaning blank state. People use the experiences of their life and teachings of other people, which life offers everyone daily, to actually guide their personal knowledge through questioning every bit of information received by them. By doing that one can reach the correct conclusions, which according to Socrates' theory, are contained in the human brain from the very firs day of life. [...]