Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tanzania

Our Government improves results by making the exams easier each year. Tanzania has a rather different, but doubtless equally effective approach. Rumour has it that they may introduce it over here...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not the teachers in this country who need the cane, it's the young thugs (pupils and students).

I'm a big believer in corpral punishment, nothing wrong with having a small amount of fear in a students mind. Say what you like but punishments (and the fear of punishments)that physically hurt are far more effective than detentions and lines.

When I was a lad, for most of us, it was that fear of getting a sharp 10 of the best that kept us in line. If the only deterants teachers had then were detentions and lines, we would have messed about no end and learned nothing.

Chips of Brookfield said...

Makes PMR targets look a bit weak. The ATL would say it was OK, NASUWT would meet with the government about it and NUT would go on strike for the day.

MarkUK said...

After many years believing we should bring back the cane, my eyes have been opened by working (in a non-teaching role) in a school.

No, we shouldn't use the cane or the birch.

We should use Tasers.

Anonymous said...

Hahahha. Agreed. Tasers it is!

Dave

Anonymous said...

some parents need caning, too!

WinstonSmith33 said...

I find it amazing that an F grade is considered a pass.

There seems to be a reluctance to use the word fail within the shambolic education system.

Anonymous said...

No no, can't use fail....it's defered success, now. What a load of bollocks!

Definately bring back the cane and start putting the fear of God back into kids.

Lilyofthefield said...

The kids know, Winston.
My GCSE group some years ago responded to my "encouraging" homily about "passing at Grade F" with a withering "Miss, C is a pass. Then it's D for dumb, E for eejit, F for fail, G for grunt and U for uh uh uh uh" (monkey impression).

Anonymous said...

Lily, despite all the "educational" gobbledegook, the kids know what grade means what- so do people who employ!
"deferred success", I've come across that, fools no-one.

The TEFL Tradesman said...

I think that most teachers would regard their jobs as some form of "deferred success". If they enjoy fooling themselves, that is. Otherwise, they'll just admit it - "this job's crap"!