Dumbing Down

If you have read ‘Grammar Control Systems’ (06.11.12) you will remember my colleague who had her own ideas about education, influenced as she was by her teacher-training at a university with academics in (!) As a new teacher it had only taken her a few weeks to realise that the philosophies underpinning her training were at odds with central government control systems. The following article from the TES reveals just how dangerous the government regards these pesky academics with their ‘tremendous expertise’:

PGCE courses could close as schools take responsibility for trainees

PGCE courses could close as schools take responsibility for trainees.
A major overhaul of teacher training being introduced next year will cause “huge disruption” and put long-established university departments with “tremendous expertise” at risk of closure, experts have warned.
The government’s radical changes will encourage schools to take responsibility for training thousands of new recruits who would previously have studied undergraduate and PGCE courses.

Etc etc

You can read the whole article here:

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6301733

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