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Posted by radical noodle in Education
Tue Mar 02nd 2010, 04:56 PM
Teachers cannot change a system over which they have little or no control.

For example, let's say you're asked by your employer to train ten other people in your office to do a task. Of the ten, two don't speak the language, two don't come to work half the time, two won't pay attention, one has special needs that require a different teaching method, and the other three are good, willing workers. Although you talk to your employer about the problems you have with the first seven, your employer wants to keep those particular trainees, and tells you to train them under the conditions and in the time period you've been given. In addition, you only have one training workbook and must make copies for all, your equipment breaks down, and a spouse of one of the three willing workers comes in to complain that you've been "mean" to his wife. Finally you're fired because you haven't trained the ten. Would you say it's your fault the ten aren't trained?

Add to the work scenario the legal aspects of being a public school teacher, the regular emphasis of sports rather than academics, and the lack of discipline because the principals don't want to upset parents (and I'm NOT talking about corporal punishment) and you still have a drop in the bucket compared to what a teacher faces every day.






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