tabula rasa

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tabula rasa

[tä′bo̅o̅lä rä′sä, tab′yəle rā′sə]
a term used to describe a child's mind at birth as a receptive "blank slate."
A term referring to the widely held belief that children can be moulded and taught as if they were a blank slate on which anything can be 'inscribed' by parents and society