Currently, our students do acquire values, as a result of being in school. In fact, this is an inevitable process. But the values that they truly acquire are not the ones that the teachers deliberately teach, as part of a formal plan like National Education.
Instead the values that the students truly acquire are simply a consequence of their personal experiences and observations, in school. And it is mostly an unconscious, automatic, ongoing process.
— Mr Wang Says So, Education – The Government Still Doesn’t Get It.
I thought this was quite an interesting post, and something that all of us, as educators, should include as part of our reflection process – are we meeting the needs of students, or are we merely trying to make numbers work?