Condemning Scottish Kids To The Scrapheap
A NEW school curriculum which will change the way future generations are taught in Scotland has been unveiled.
Text messaging and blogs will be used in English lessons; Scots literature and history will be at the heart of school education; environmental issues will be central in science teaching; and money and financial education will be a core part of maths.
The idea is to make school education more relevant to young people and modern life.
Relevant to the past decade maybe, short termism. Stuff that will be out of date by the time they have finished their schooling. Education is about equipping children for life, teaching the eternal principles and truths, how to think, analyse and adapt. Something that this new curriculum won't supply.