Educational curricula over emphasizing method rather than content
Nature: Students with startling gaps in cultural, historical and literary knowledge is the result of an over emphasis on teaching method or process and ignoring content. Curriculum emphasizes skills over knowledge. Teachers are taught teaching methods rather than subject matter. Textbooks tend to be a compendium of disconnected facts.
Claim: If children continue to be taught to think without teaching them something to think about there is the danger of unwittingly proscribing a society's own heritage.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET