“All about me” students

| 15/03/2009

(BBC): The growing expectation placed on schools and parents to boost pupils’ self-esteem is breeding a generation of narcissists, an expert has warned. Dr Carol Craig said children were being over-praised and were developing an "all about me" mentality. She said teachers increasingly faced complaints from parents if their child failed a spelling test or did not get a good part in the school pantomime. Schools needed to reclaim their role as educators, not psychologists, she said. She told head teachers the self-esteem agenda, imported from the United States, was a "a big fashionable idea" that had gone too far.

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