Tag: character building

London riots
Education Governance Nation Building

London riots

  The riots in England are both shocking and concerning in their scale and duration. Particularly as England is democratic and developed nation. The unrest highlights the multiple areas of social dysfunction; which is evident in English and other modern societies of today. Culture: Youth today are brought up in […]

Where’s Our Mojo?
Governance Nation Building

Where’s Our Mojo?

   Multiculturalism has certainly contributed to the richness of our culture; though, with the political correctness of our times: gone is the pride in our country and sense of nationalism that we once held passionately. Celebrations of being Australian has greatly diminished over the years. Gone are the days where […]

Medicalization
Health

Medicalization

  Medicalization is the process where human conditions and problems become defined as medical conditions, and thus are resigned to treatment by the medical profession; often with the use of pharmaceutical substances. Often, alternative and social methods are overlooked. Extended family networks are less prevalent today. Social support networks are […]

Mental Health
Education Health

Mental Health

  The Gillard government pre-election commitment of $277 million to tackle suicide prevention is a welcome announcement, though only addresses the immediate need for suicide prevention of 12,500 people are at risk annually. It falls far short of the mark of health care needs of a significant proportion of our […]

Knife Crime
Governance

Knife Crime

  To be effective against knife and other crime, take a look at the culture underpinning it. Violence today is glorified with gangster rappers who are music icons to our youth. Entertainment is based upon violence; pervading our TVs, Cinemas and portrayed in the popular video game ‘Grand Theft Auto’, […]

Education – Character Building
Education

Education – Character Building

  Most, if not all religions or spiritual philosophies, extol the virtues of developing honesty and morality as character traits. Whether, as an antidote to avoiding the temptation of the lesser character traits, or as a stepping stone for developing a positive individual, or a peaceful, or positive mind. There […]

Education – General
Education

Education – General

  Education occurs in many varied settings: in the home, classroom, media and many social settings. Good social policy is mindful of the character of the individual, which is developed through participation in social experiences. Likewise it is the character of its individuals which make up society. Good character building […]