But, he adds, maybe the passing of time has also helped. “Before, teachers were afraid of it. The wounds were quite raw and we didn’t want to revisit the pain. Twenty years on, to be honest, I am very glad to say I teach 14-year-olds the Troubles and I get them to talk to their grandparents about it. My philosophy is basically that there’s no history that’s too controversial.” … [Read more...] about Is the curriculum dividing Northern Ireland’s schools along Troubles lines?
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It was their history teacher’s decision, he says, as a group of boys in long white tunics play barefoot football downstairs where the pews used to be. “They weren’t really confident at that time.” It’s something Davies has often heard: “Teachers are scared of it. It’s a hot potato. They are worried about upsetting parents or the kids saying something which will be reported to the authorities, and so they teach the Tudors instead.” … [Read more...] about The Islamic school that ensures its boys understand the Israeli point of view