INDOCTRINATION

Our definition of indoctrination:

The attempt or effect by an individual in the role of an educator of subtly or explicitly pressuring or coercing an individual in the role of a student to adopt an idea, ideal, belief or any set thereof.

Indoctrination can take many forms including but not limited to:

  1. The explicit or implicit teaching of opinion as fact or truth.

  2. The explicit or implicit coercion, pressuring, or expectation by an educator that students adopt or withdraw a political, social, ideological, or religious view, ideal, idea, or belief.

  3. The implementation of curriculum that, taken together, or in particular sections, content, or material, sends a strong message about the way the world should or should not be.

  4. The implementation of curriculum that, taken together, or in particular sections, content, or material, sends a strong message about what political, social, or ideological ideas or ideals are proper or improper to support or hold.

  5. The incorporation of programs, material, or instruction that tells or suggests to students what their identity is.

  6. The incorporation of programs or material that expects students to advocate for or against specific issues relating to politics, society, culture, or ideology.

  7. Explicit agreement or disagreement of an educator with a student’s view or opinion on matters of politics, society, culture, or ideology during formal capacities even when a student asks.

  8. The permitting of one viewpoint to be shared in class without allowing or providing the same treatment to alternative viewpoints to be shared on the same topic.

  9. Retaliating against or punishing students in any way for sharing or expressing their view in an appropriate manner and context.

  10. Educators sharing their political views with students, particularly when unprompted by students.

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