Minor Issues: Teaching students to embrace diversity and call out racial bias

Schools have the responsibility to ensure that students learn to appreciate diversity, as well as discover the similarities that unite us as a nation. PHOTO: PCF SPARKLETOTS @ SEMBAWANG BLK 789
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SINGAPORE - When I was a Geography teacher in a secondary school, I used to organise overseas field trips. I was passionate about these trips as they provided students with the chance to appreciate life and culture in another country and to mix with peers from different backgrounds.

I was disappointed several years ago when a father pulled his son out of a field trip because the teen was supposed to share a room with another student of a different race.

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