Authentic Caring

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    Amanda Calm as a Hindu cow

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    I decided to start this as a new thread instead of derailing the compelling discussion going on in the other AZ school thread(s), to focus on this 1 aspect of the controversy.

    What is "authentic caring"?

    To me it sounds like kids are being taught to care about the right things according to a particular perspective. Which in turn sounds more like political indoctrination than education. I don't think it's the job of public schools to tell us what is right or how to think about a particular subject.

    If for example we are talking about a political science class the kids should learn what ideas and values go with various ideologies, not why 1 is more correct than another. If the class is about religion then kids should be taught about the history, rituals, etc of various belief systems, not which 1 you should believe in.

    What do you think authentic caring is? Should we be doing it in a public school?
     
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    Back when my two kids were in school, I was happy that the school system at the time taught them the 3R's. I taught them everything else at home that they needed to know about morality and ethics.
     
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    It is a philosophy of teaching. Sounds rather silly to me but it isn't seditious or indoctrinating...it has nothing to do with what you are saying.

    authentic caring education philosopher
     
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    Thanks for making me smile Amanda. I'll be sure to discuss this method of teaching with my colleagues tomorrow. I took a course on "Authentic Assessment" in grad school and what I learned was that it was a course on Assessment with the word "authentic" in front of it. Lol
     
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    You should have it already:eusa_angel:
     
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