I cannot stop debating this in my head, and it’s making it impossible for me to commit it to paper.
I can’t decide if we can have a liberal democracy - where our pupils are ‘free’ to make their own choices and still have education, where we are telling pupils that values are important. I’ll use an example: In the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, the four values are Wisdom, Justice, Compassion and Integrity. If we are telling pupils that these values are important, can we really say that our pupils are ‘free’
Would pupils grow up to value these if we hadn’t placed it in their heads?
Education exists to ensure that our young people can grow up to question the information they are given, but can they question the values that society deems important? Should they be able to?
I have written 2000 words so far, I can’t decide anything.