Come again!Richard Carter (File Picture)
Sat, September 01, 2012 - 12:10 AM
WHEN IT COMES TO REFORMING BARBADIAN SOCIETY, it’s time for adults to stop thinking about what they used to do or say in their heyday, and come up with a new plan to help chart a way forward for the youth, says noted sociologist Richard Carter.
He made the call yesterday on the opening day of the national consultation of the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
The consultation, under the theme The Changing Barbadian Society, Shaping A Brighter Tomorrow, concludes today.
“I advise against formulating intervention beginning with “We need to get back . . . .” Social change does not work that way and we cannot go back, but we can embark on a programme of social engineering – a deliberate process of identifying, promoting, transmitting and supporting those norms and values that we consider central to Barbadian society,” Carter said during a 30-minute presentation entitled Changing Norms And Values In Barbados.Please read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN, or in the eNATION edition.
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