Friday, December 2, 2011

Teachers Being Professionally Developed to Indoctinate the Kids in P.C. Crapola

A Toronto school teacher I know gave me the heads-up about this. It's a workshop being offered during Federation Day 2011, a day of "professional development" for Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT):
Presenter: Sukayna Dewji
Grade Level: All
How has 9-11 changed the lives of Muslims? What can we do to support our students who may be dealing with Islamophobia? In this hands-on workshop, participants will familiarize themselves with some of the practices of Muslims, followed by working through school-related scenarios. There will be an opportunity to become familiar with various resources about Muslims/Islam.
Anti-Racism, Equity and Social Justice Committee
Executive Liaison, Michelle Leonard
You can be sure the "various resources" do not include anything by Robert Spencer, Bat Ye'or, Ibn Warraq, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Wafa Sultan, Brigitte Gabriel or Noni Darwish. I'd bet my last shekel, though, that Karen Armstrong and/or John Esposito are among the "resources" on offer. 

If the Islamophobia workshop (which, personally, I'd love to attend) doesn't appeal to them, they can always try this one:
More Than a Play
Presenter: Debbie Nyman
Grade Level: Junior/Intermediate
Affiliation: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Come learn how to use nine short scripts created by top Canadian playwrights to explore equity and social justice issues while promoting literacy and critical thinking among junior intermediate students. This professional development is ideal for Junior/Intermediate teachers who want to increase student engagement by incorporating drama strategies, and social justice learning into their classroom program. Each participant will receive a copy of the book and a handout of practical classroom strategies...
 Brainwashing 101.

1 comment:

1389 said...

"Social justice" is to justice what the "Ministry of Truth" is to truth.