Socialisation as behaviour management and the ascendancy of expert authority (Vor Kohnstammlezing)

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Where schools in the past used to introduce young people to the norms and values of society, today it seems that schools are there primarily to deal with students' difficult behavior. The school has become a course in Life Skills. Students have to be taught to control their behavior. This shift in priorities has been fed largely by experts in education and other fields, and in so doing they have often pitted schools against parents. This is one of the dangers of the trend, but this kind of therapeutic education also leaves insufficient time and resources for teachers to intellectually stimulate their students.

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Frank Furedi (1947, Hungary) is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent (UK), and has been labelled a 'controversial thinker' by the periodical Vrij Nederland. Furedi has written many books over the past few years, including Invitation to Terror: The Expanding Empire of the Unknown (2007), in which he analyses the impact of terrorism after 9/11, and Paranoid parenting (2001), about how difficult it is for parents to raise their children today. He is the most frequently-cited sociologist in England. Other influential books from his hand include: Therapy Culture: Cultivating Vulnerability in an Uncertain Age (2003), Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? Confronting Twenty-First Century Philistinism (2004), Politics of Fear. Beyond Left and Right (2005).

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