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Human rights and philosophy should be taught in school!

As a member of the Sudanese community, where human rights are constantly violated and where people, mostly the younger generations, do not tend to engage in critical issues affecting the whole nation, I believe that Education should be changed and transformed into teaching the students how to think philosophically and lay the foundation for that since nursery school, rather than indoctrinating them with ideologies and beliefs that would just dull their minds and make them incapable of questioning things, and taking initiative to find solutions to problems.
Many people here are very unaware of their rights, know nothing about vital issues like economics, for example, and completely oblivious to what's written in the Constitution.

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  • Mar 4 2013: Do you also mean teaching them how to think critically and question the information which they are presented? I don't know much about Sudan but it sounds like your people are in dire need of education. My first step would be to build a network to help promote the idea that education is important. A series of lessons on the development of the idea of human right might be somewhat effective. It's what we do here in the US and it instills the idea that human rights are things that had to be fought for and won from those in power and is not just an inherent ambiguous "thing" that just supposedly exists somewhere because some people they don't know somewhere they don't know said so. Explain that these don't just come about but are achieved and maintained through the actions of people. What can be lost seems to a person to be much more important than something that is simply inherent and immutable.
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      Mar 5 2013: Sure, sure, That's why I brought up the idea of teaching "philosophy" in the first place, because It entails exposing the students to critical thinking, and teaches them how to think for themselves rather than passively following the outcome of group think, we are on the same page.
      "Explain that these don't just come about but are achieved and maintained through the actions of people." Exactly ! They are not necessarily inherent, we should work together to make them a solid constituent of our communities.

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