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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:27 pm 
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"Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT, says her union is: "extremely concerned that this proposal and the use of independent schools could result in the privatisation of teacher training, resulting in an emphasis on ensuring that profits are made rather than that quality is ensured." Quality???
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... e-teachers


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:09 pm 
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DH would be very pleased indeed to see the end of traditional teacher training institutions with their pernicious blend of political correctness and left wing outdated nonsense. He took grave exception to the textbook on his course which banged on endlessly that the teaching of maths perpetuated elitism etc etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:51 pm 
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I had a fantastic experience doing a PGCE - not a hint of political correctness and an emphasis on varying teaching styles/learning needs etc coupled with lots of valuable classroom experience.My little daughter has a student at the moment who has been fantastic with her and has totally enthused her.



Teaching maths depicted as elitist :? :? :? Sometimes when I am on this forum I get the feeling I am living in a parallel universe.. :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:19 pm 
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pernicious blend of political correctness and left wing outdated nonsense.


none of this on my pgce either


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:13 pm 
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Nor mine, if maths is elitist does that mean that it can become an option and poorly motivated bottom set year 10s will be a thing of the past? :mrgreen:

Bad moved! Just spent the whole of Sunday marking books.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:51 pm 
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I'm struggling to understand magwich's comments, to be honest. I would like to know how teacher training institutions purvey pernicious political correctness, and the name of the textbook that banged on about the teaching of maths perpetuating elitism. I think this is causing grave concern amongst us parents who send their children to school at all, and would like to investigate further :D

Seriously though, given the high level of tuition fees being suggested, I am not surprised that alternatives to degrees are being brought to the table, and we need to guard against knee jerk reactions like this one, I think


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