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activities or subjects which are seen as relevant meaningful desirable or enjoyable by the learner. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and John Dewey (1859-1952) sometimes inappropriately are most associated with the view that education should be tailored to the learner's interests. While there are obvious issues to do with motivation and appropriateness in such a view account must also be taken of the other purposes of state education and of the fact that a strict adherence to such a view might lead to some learners remaining within very limited horizons. Some judge the interests of the child merely to be a useful educational starting-point while others suggest it is a teacher's role to expand the interests of the child.