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It still surprises me that educationists are still discussing the importance of the 3 R’s (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic). Firstly, it isn’t and has never been the ‘3 R’s’, so why this even became a notion in the first place is just annoying. It is one R, one W and one A….for heavens sake!
The second point of it is that it does sound like something from a curriculum from the 1950s, not any later than that. What happened in education in the 60s, 70s, and even 2000s? There were many changes, new philosophies, new ideas…. Even today, there are so many different schools of thought on educational guidelines, I’m surprised that this notion is still tossed around.
At the same time, I do realise that these skills of reading, writing and mathematics are of course important. They are the three-point prong on which all learning…
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