Sunday, April 29, 2007
Respect! Good manners to be taught in schools - Independent Online Edition > UK Politics
"Lack of civility" has prompted this school to revise their curriculum and include EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. It isn't being learned at home, they claim:
The programme will be integrated into the curriculum, and will teach pupils about fair play and dealing with adversity.
The new moves to instil good manners in young people is the latest attempt to deal with what many politicians and commentators bemoan as a blight on British society, making streets, schools and communities unsafe and unpleasant. The worry is that children no longer have the authority figures to look up to and that the state has to an extent take on the responsibilities that belong to parents.
From September secondary school children will learn basic values and "golden rules" such as: "We are gentle, we are kind, we work hard, we look after property, we listen to people, we are honest, we do not hurt anybody."
WE ARE GENTLE
WE ARE KIND
WE WORK HARD
WE LOOK AFTER PROPERTY
WE LISTEN TO PEOPLE
WE ARE HONEST
WE DO NOT HURT ANYBODY
The program will include learning how to deal with anger and disappointment.
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