The British Schools Minister, Nick Gibb blatantly admits that since arriving in greater numbers in the 1880's, Jews have gradually taken over and become “leading proponents” of British society.
He also blatantly admits that it was decided that in the interests of fostering greater “mutual understanding between different groups” when it comes to educating school children in Britain today, indoctrinating them with knowledge about the Holocaust is now considered “better” than teaching them skills and processes such as ‘problem solving’ and ‘critical thinking:
of knowledge [rather than ‘critical thinking’] in a child’s education
[is] Holocaust Memorial Day”.
Nick Gibb wrote:Can I start by saying thank you for inviting me here — it is a great privilege to join you at the inaugural Jewish Schools Awards...
The assimilation of Jewish people into British national life is a case study of remarkable success. Since Jewish people began arriving in Britain in larger numbers during the late 1800s, they have not just assimilated into British society — they have become some of the leading proponents of it...
For a diverse society to prosper, mutual understanding between different groups is vital. That is one reason, amongst many, why we have been preoccupied — through reforms to the national curriculum, GCSEs and A levels — with restoring the importance of knowledge to its rightful place in educational life. For years, the educational establishment has devalued knowledge in favour of skills and processes such as ‘problem solving’ and ‘critical thinking’.
But the great problem with this outlook, is that with limited knowledge, a pupil has very little with which to think critically about, or with which to solve problems.
Today, of course, is Holocaust Memorial Day — and what better example of the paramount importance of knowledge in a child’s education is there? History has the potential to widen our understanding of humanity’s potential for both greatness and evil, and a history of the 20th century provides ample examples of both.
Through the national curriculum, we ensure all secondary schools teach the Holocaust at some point during key stage 3.
However, as the October report from the Centre for Holocaust Education at University College London showed that, though 83% of pupils thought the Holocaust an important subject to study, many still did not have a sound grasp of the basic facts and events.
Two-thirds of the 8,000 British schoolchildren surveyed did not know what is meant by the term ‘antisemitism’, and when asked how many Jews died during the Holocaust, 1 in 10 chose fewer than 100,000. How can you think critically about the Holocaust when you have such fundamental misconceptions about the events?
For the past 10 years the Department for Education has funded the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz project which has taken more than 28,000 students to visit the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. It is vital that all young people continue to learn in detail about the Holocaust, and that is why the department will continue to promote, support and fund teaching of the Holocaust.
There are other areas of the curriculum where we have broadened the scope of what pupils study. Religious education is an example where knowledge is a powerful aid to understanding British society in the 21st century.
The new religious studies GCSE, which will be introduced for first teaching in September 2016, will ensure that all pupils study not 1, but 2 religions in depth — an aspect of their education which will give pupils greater insight into the multi-faith society that we inhabit today.
Faith schools, of all denominations are a valuable component of Britain’s tapestry of school provision. Non-selective state Jewish secondary schools — The King David High School, Yavneh College and the Jewish Community Secondary School — ...Jewish education in this country provides an exemplar of how this balance can be struck, and I would like to say thank you for the enormous contribution that you all make to the educational life and cultural life of this country.
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