Biology is as close as our education system gets to teaching us about parenting. Maths, science, geography, English, history physical education, chemistry etc help us make sense of the world and what we want to “be” as an individual. Biology focuses on human reproduction rather than parenting though this, in part, helps us avoid being a parent until we choose.Our education system, and its underpinning philosophy, has been captured by a scientific world-view and this perspective privileges quantifiable facts over intangible aspects of our world. We teach children the process of creating a child (understood scientifically) and omit to educate about parenting (a mystery to the science community and many scientists) which is the more important aspect of the operation. This logic unfortunately repeats across many disciplines. We teach doctors to treat medical conditions not patients, accountants to balance the books but not understand the impact on people (staff, clients and society…
This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Roger McEwan
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