As an institution, military education would seem to be something other than student-centered. Individuality may seem to be discouraged, with “service before self” being seen as the highest value. In other places along the continuum we have explored the role of the teacher and his or her capacity to be student-centered even in contexts that do not appear to have the individual learner as a central focus.
If using popular media and literature as an indicator, one would likely make the assumption that tension between following the dictates of military discipline and hierarchy while appreciating and allowing for individual talent and idiosyncrasy is a common and sometimes wrenching theme of military style education. Examples of this in popular culture are everywhere.
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