Friday, March 16, 2007

Teacher association man pretends to know something about home education

From Dr Philip Dixon, director of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers Cymru, in the interview called 'Why we didn't send our children to school' on this page.
"Home educators have their children's best interests at heart, but they have a very narrow understanding of what education is. The best service they can give their children is to get them to socialise."

I'd rant, but Allie does it so much better.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grrrrr. Grrrrrrr. Personality plus he's got eh? Comments like his make me want to run screaming in the opposite direction. Or to get right up in his face a blare: "Whaddya mean SOCIALIZATIONALIZM???? Why would we want to do that to our kids?"

Sorry. *cough* I'll go now;)

Luv (Artist formerly known as) EF x

7:18 am, March 17, 2007  
Blogger Gill said...


It was the 'narrow understanding of what education is' that made me splutter.

How narrow of us, to think that using the world as our classroom might constitute real education! It takes a fully paid-up, qualified teacher to realise you have to have a desk and a text book, or it doesn't count.

*Rolls eyes*

12:38 pm, March 17, 2007  
Blogger Ruth said...

Well that just sent me into orbit. Narrow understanding of what education is describes schools not home education. Oh I am fuming now.

10:55 pm, March 17, 2007  
Blogger Gill said...

Ruth, yes exactly :-(

10:24 am, March 18, 2007  

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