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Teaching-the profession of nightmares!
Primary School Teachers
Member Name: Chandy-poof
Primary School Teachers
Date: 20/06/01, updated on 20/06/01 (651 review reads)
Advantages: not many at the present time!
Disadvantages: see below
I am currently studying for a geography degree and have every intention of taking aPCGE for secondary education after this. I have always wanted to be a teacher as I believe that it is both a job that I will enjoy and that I can excel in. But I have to admit that I am starting to have second thoughts because I am scared to enter a profession where you have everybody against you from the start.
It is no wonder that graduates are running scared from the profession as at the moment children have more power than the teachers, which is surely wrong? A recent example is the case of Catherine Brandley who was convicted of assualt on a nine year old child, from only the testimony of that child.I firmly believe that the childrens act is essential and that children need protecting but come on people lets have some common sense here!No jury would normally convict from a "it's your word against mine" situation and anyone who has children or works with them will accept that nine year olds can create better stories than even Charles Dickens!
Teachers now have no power to discipline, or even any forms of discipline that actually have an affect on the child, and they are not even allowed to teach properly in case their style of teaching offends race, religion, gender, age or whatever else people can come up with.
All I ask is that people stop being so naive- if children are told off, suspended etc it is for a good reason not because the teacher doesn't like the child or the family. Parents need to accept some or all the blame for misbehaving children instead of demanding that the teacher is wrong and insisting that it is them who should be disciplined and not their little angel!
We desperately need teachers so come on people lets start supporting the educational profession instead of damning it all the time!
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