School of Education

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Spring 1991


This article describes a paradigm that relates natural design and human development. Part One outlines the foundations of the paradigm, its premises and its grounding in other sciences. Part Two outlines key developmental and pedagogical considerations that follow from the premises. Part Three offers conclusions and recommendations for further study. The author is indebted to the late John Waskom, Ph.D., for his inspiration in initiating this entire consideration. The ideas presented here originated with him, although none were published previously by him. His work in the fields of science, education, and psychology was visionary in its scope, yet solid in its application, as his pupils, colleagues, and family would attest.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Educational Forum in v. 55, iss. 3 (Spring 1991), available online:



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