Saturday, December 11, 2004

Wadja do in school today?

From ananova:

Teacher gets students to write epitaphs

A teacher in northwestern China is under investigation for getting his students write their own epitaphs

Geng Xiaohong who teaches at a secondary school in Xi'an believes epitaph writing helps develop students' values and encourages them to think about the meaning of life, reports quoting Xinmin Evening News.

However the practice has made some parents and experts uncomfortable because talking about death while still alive is considered taboo in China.

The paper reported Professor Hao Wenwu from Shaanxi Normal University said: "If this technique is used too often children might lose hope in their life.

Taboo in China? It seems a little creepy here too.