I’m sure all students know what is tolerance and I’m not going to start of explaining this concept. I just want to share my thoughts with you.
When teachers told us about tolerance’s day and asked to speak about our country’s experience, first thing that came to my mind was the situation, when I first heard that word- Tolerance.
I was at 4th or 5th grade. Our teacher came and told us that we will have new subject- called tolerance. We were confused. I think teacher was confused too about what it was J
So after that, I remember adults saying: why to teach this to kids? We are tolerant nation anyways? They can teach math or science in that time. Some of them were connecting this to globalization. Some of them even with worse disasters. They were saying: why to use this “American” word.
Now I think that these opinions were proof why we needed to teach this at school. I think, Georgia is conservative country, mostly. We are little bit of afraid of new things. Even afraid of the word- tolerance. I often think, why it is like that?