Are Policy Makers Too Concerned With Emotional Needs of Students, and not With Intellectual Development?
An excellent look at what may be wrong in the US, from Telegraph.co.uk
The progressive, fuzzy, "feel-good" policies which the US public and private schools have adopted to, some say, a disastrous level, are now being tried out in England. The questions are the same there as they are here.
"Teachers are encouraged to "take time and stare" in order to understand their own emotions so that they can help develop their pupils' emotional literacy..More generally, subjects such as history and English are often used as instruments for cultivating a preoccupation with emotions. Many history teachers are far more likely to ask their students how it "felt" to be a Roman rather than: "What did the Romans achieve?"