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South Korea's government has announced controversial plans to control the history textbooks used in secondary schools.
Currently, secondary schools can choose from textbooks published by eight different publishing companies.
However, the government says that from 2017, all secondary schools must only use history textbooks issued by the state.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: crazyewok
Whats in the current text books? Do the history books contradict each other?
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Do they plan to restrict internet access as well?
When I look back at what I was taught in 'O' Level History lessons, it was taught within guidelines of the Curriculum of the day. It was very pro British and we were only given one text book. We had to sit an exam based on what we were taught and straying away from any of the accepted responses to the set questions would cost you marks.
I must admit that I have learned more from the internet about History than I ever did in school. Also from watching some great documentaries.
I am no fan of these types of decisions by the way, but it has been common place in most countries for decades.
originally posted by: Freeborn
A teacher friend of mine told me a story a year or two ago about a colleague of his.
His colleague had asked his students to answer a question, in accordance with the National Curriculum, which began with the phrase "What do you think.......?"