Education is not a product or goal to be attained, rather it
is an ongoing process of growing and learning. Through a
coupling of experience and reflection we evolve and trans-
form. While change can be unsettling, it can also invigorate
and inspire -- particularly when resulting from purposeful,
open-minded reflection. Reflective practice is at the heart
of both learning and teaching at Evergreen. As we explore
new possibilities and approaches, guided by our own
research and that of the larger education community, we
are continually reconstructing and refining our program.
Thus our learning process as educators mirrors (as well as
shapes) that of our students. As John Dewey said, "Educa-
tion is not the preparation for life. Education is life."