A study published in the British Journal of Psychology...
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UK Parents want more culture education in school
Britain is now a more diverse society than ever before, but according to new research commissioned by Petra’s Planet, a new virtual world for children to explore and learn about different cultures, over 56% of parents of primary school children think their kids need to be better educated about other cultures.
Generally, primary school children are taught about different cultures as part of PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), but this latest independent research which interviewed 500 UK parents of primary school aged-children from around the country and carried out by OnePoll, revealed that over half of UK parents don’t think schools are educating children enough about different cultures.
Reasons given by parents on why think it’s important for children to learn about culture included; tolerance (51%), instilling an understanding of different cultures (49%), developing new friendships (41%) and exposing children to life enhancing experiences (34%).
Eevamaria Halttunen, founder and creative director of Petra’s Planet said: “Children love to learn about things that are different. They like to know how people live in other parts of the world, what they wear, what kinds of animals there are and how children play.”