Monday, April 02, 2007

British Schools
Drop
Holocaust Education
To Avoid
"Offense"


From the Astute Bloggers:


"Teachers are dropping controversial subjects such as the Holocaust and the Crusades from history lessons because they do not want to cause offence to children from certain races or religions, a report claims. A lack of factual knowledge among some teachers, particularly in primary schools, is also leading to "shallow" lessons on emotive and difficult subjects, according to the study by the Historical Association.

The report, produced with funding from the Department for Education, said that where teachers and staff avoided emotive and controversial history, their motives were generally well intentioned. "Staff may wish to avoid causing offence or appearing insensitive to individuals or groups in their classes. In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community or in a place of worship," it concluded. However, it was concerned that this could lead to divisions within school, and that it might also put pupils off history.

Source

Well, let's see, who would be offended by both the Holocaust and the Crusades?

Hmm.

Well, the Muslim Council of Britain has been offended by Holocaust Remembrance in the past.

And, of course, while it is a little known fact in our politically correct times (when we like to blame White Anglo-Saxon Protestant males for everything wrong in the world), the Pope actually initiated the Crusades because of the fact that the Muslims had taken over Jerusalem.

So, do you think the Brits aren't teaching Holocaust in their curriculum anymore because they are afraid of offending Muslims?

Gee, maybe?

Maybe, if Britain just plays dead long enough, the Muslims will leave them alone, huh?