March 16, 2006
East Asia vs USA Moral Molders
The biggest complaint among US school teachers is that parents are not actively involved in the training of morals of children.
In contrast, parents in East Asia are not expected, indeed do not see themselves adequate to teach moral development. In East Asia moral training is seen as the job of the child’s teacher.
The Confucious model. Teachers are revered as being more enlightened. Teachers are seen to be closer to the divine. Closer to god.
Little wonder elite USA university professors love the overseas system of hierarchy.
In East Asia, parents put the government between the parent and child.
In USA, the teachers put the teachers’ union between the parent and child.
In East Asia, parents think teachers are gods.
In USA, teachers think teachers are gods.