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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Teaching vs Indoctrination ?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2018, 02:51:58 pm »
1. That's kind of a blanket statement.  There were certainly strong initiatives to teach manners, values, and patriotism if 1950s health films are to be blieved.

Depends on which decade and which branch of education. We said the lords prayer at the start of each day as well as singing Oh Canada. That was probably indoctrination of a sort. I don't think they focused much on values or morals except in Religion class (until I exited the Catholic system after Grade Six). We had the traditional classes: English, Science, Math/Arithmetic, History, Geography. There really wasn't much room in there to make us all love one another and respect other cultures.

be a better idea for you to provide examples of morality that was/wasn't taught in the "good old days" vs today.

Going from my memory, morals and how we should treat each other in theory was taught in Religion class in Catholic school, but once in public school we got nothing. You were always expected and required to be polite and respectful to adults, of course, and not curse. And your behavior towards other students as individuals likewise fell under a pretty stern rule of however the teacher felt you should behave at any given moment in any given case.
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