"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

UAE as Partner in Democratic Education

What do the UAE government censors have against Silver Burdett school texts? This from ASCD NewsBrief:
Finding Silver Burdett Ginn's World Cultures textbook to be racist and unbalanced, the UAE Ministry of Education confiscated 100 copies of the book from an upscale American school in Abu Dhabi Monday. The textbook notes that the Middle East is one of the world's most explosive areas, mentions that Syria has sponsored terrorism and calls Israel one of the few democracies in the region. Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)

1 comment:

  1. Oh but hey, let's give them control of the port of New York if they trot out their American COO enough to distract us....