Thursday, June 12, 2008

"Therapy Education" Creating Miserable Students

The British press is showing increased interest in its crumbling education system, as shown in the coverage of a new book by two British professors. The book - The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education - due next month, claims that teaching has turned into therapy which is "destroying the minds of children, young people and adults". This also seems to be the case in the United States. Dr. Hayes, one of the two authors, says that "children are becoming neurotic and introverted. The more you obsess about your difficulties, the harder they are to put behind you." Here is some of the press coverage: The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail.

1 comment:

Adam said...


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