November 04, 2008

Fairness and teaching

Discussing on the fairness of mathematics the other day, brought me face to face with a new question. How fair is it for maths teachers? They get to handle the most difficult not to mention hated lesson of all, at great costs. Increasing demands of mathematics education have brought maths teachers to a very critical position: holding that uni position in their own hands.

Is this true? It could be, maybe a little. But ending up chasing students to do their work is not a solution. who is going to chase them later, when they are on their own? What difference is one year older going to make? These thoughts trouble me as I stand on both sides the researcher and the practitioner.

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