Anglo Chinese Educational Institute, books, China, Coventry College of Education, culture, education, history, Indoctrination, Innes Herdan, Juergen Habermas, leadership, Leicester College of Education, Prof.Rauno Huttunen, propaganda, Sociology, United Kingdom
Is it interesting genuine exploration or something else? What we knew and what the authors knew in the early 1970’s about CHINA were two generally different things. Does anyone remember Mao’s little RED BOOK?
Not a word here in these two booklets about Mao’s influence and thoughts on education and his misdeeds much to the detriment of his own people. You could only publish this “quasi scholarly propaganda rubbish” in the United Kingdom or the USA at the time. What can you publish today on the propaganda front?
In other words in my opinion- a propaganda piece for a vicious regime-indoctrination of young minds by some of those teaching in the British school system.
So what is INDOCTRINATION? Here is a simple explanation from Wikipedia
“Indoctrination is the process of inculcating ideas, attitudes, cognitive strategies or a professional methodology (see doctrine). It is often distinguished from education by the fact that the indoctrinated person is expected not to question or critically examine the doctrine they have learned. As such the term may be used pejoratively, often in the context of education, political opinions, theology or religious dogma. The term is closely linked to socialization; in common discourse, indoctrination is often associated with negative connotations, while socialization refers to cultural or educational learning.” (links removed by me from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indoctrination)
A perfectly fine definition in my opinion!