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louth | miscellaneous | opinion/analysis Sunday March 07, 2004 14:21 by Sean Crudden - IMPERO sean at impero dot iol dot ie 5 Anglesea Terrace, Greenore, Co Louth 087 9739945
Are Role Models Really Necessary?
At a recent debate on education held in The Fairways Hotel attended by a few hundred teachers and parents, et al - including Minister for Education, Noel Dempsey, the function of teachers as role models received heavy emphasis. In particular some of the teacher/speakers (men) seemed to think they were of vital importance as role models for young boys.
Everyone remembers that scene from the old James Cagney movie where he breaks down deliberately just before he is led to the gas chamber. A bad guy with a heart of gold he does not want to give an example of defiance to the kids who may know him.