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BrettNortje

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I have found that certain subjects of the education system need to go, or, be mixed with others. things like wood work, geography and history need to be changed. these subjects we have inherited from other decades gone past, when people were exploring the world and developing light bulbs and things, and, hold no more merit than studying comic books.

Things that should be included are politics and law, for example. these things will give the student more of a total knowledge of what the world is like now, yes? accounting should be treated as a commerce subject, including things like economics into the subject too.

Art should be mixed with history and other cultural things, like religion. you can get a degree in religion, so why not allow students to prepare for this in school? then they will know if it something they are good at or at least interested in.
 

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I have found that certain subjects of the education system need to go, or, be mixed with others. things like wood work, geography and history need to be changed. these subjects we have inherited from other decades gone past, when people were exploring the world and developing light bulbs and things, and, hold no more merit than studying comic books.

Things that should be included are politics and law, for example. these things will give the student more of a total knowledge of what the world is like now, yes? accounting should be treated as a commerce subject, including things like economics into the subject too.

Art should be mixed with history and other cultural things, like religion. you can get a degree in religion, so why not allow students to prepare for this in school? then they will know if it something they are good at or at least interested in.

You are in South Africa. You can strive to set up your educational system any way your people choose.

In the USA we don't teach religion in public schools, although we don't forbid it in private or parochial schools. We have a little thing called the First Amendment which prevents our government from establishing and supporting a state religion.

Moreover, many (though not all) schools do teach Civics which is secondary school government/politics. I agree that this should be a universal requirement but public school curriculum determinations remain within the purview of each individual State.

I disagree that children need not be taught history and geography in grade and secondary school.

The reason to learn history is to understand the present and try to prevent errors made in the past again. Geography helps teach about other lands and the world on which we live.

Art is not a requirement here in most public schools, although some private schools do require it. It is usually an elective, meaning one of several choices of study a student may opt to take if they wish.

You can get a degree in a lot of things. We strive to provide a basic education in math, science, social science, and basic language skills; we also allow students in Secondary School to chose areas of interest to study from a list of electives.
 
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