09 Nov '11, 12am

[TOC] Imparting “values” through students?

[TOC] Imparting “values” through students?

As a parent of two, I get fairly irritated when I hear comments about schools trying to teach students any thing remotely related to character and values. I have always believed that the values of my children, for better or worse, are my responsibilities. All I ask is, when they reach school-going age, that schools give me some of their time so that I can impart these to them. Which is why articles like “What do you do when friends tease a foreign worker ?” really rattled a wrong nerve. The article reports on a hypothetical situation proposed by Dr Michael Goh from the University of Minnesota, who will be speaking at the Character and Citizenship Education Conference organised by the Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Education, which aims to “cultivate students to become active and concerned citizens”. Dr Goh seems to be under the impression that teasing ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/11/imparting-%e2%80%9cva...

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