Maths and science teachers don’t know enough: Pandor

grok

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Meanwhile a whole generation of kids are looking forward to menail jobs 'cos they don't qualify for anything else..

Why the ANC decided to experiment with their own children instead of adopting accepted standards only they'll know.
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Bottom line - If they don't know enough - they are not qualified - so why the hell are they employed, as teachers?
 

zizo911

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Maybe if government increased our salaries a bit and made it worthwhile we wouldn't have unqualified people in these positions. All the qualified and talented people are leaving, even I am pondering teaching in dubai instead.
 

BigAl-sa

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Play the blame apartheid game... Or was it Jan ?
"The new democratic South Africa inherited a school and university system that was exclusive and tailored to serve a small white elite,” she said.

“It had to be transformed into a school and university system that was inclusive and tailored to serve the majority of South Africans.”
Alles is apartheid se skuld...
 

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Maybe if government increased our salaries a bit and made it worthwhile we wouldn't have unqualified people in these positions. All the qualified and talented people are leaving, even I am pondering teaching in dubai instead.
Yuo must be daft to go to Dubai. Two words - sharia law.
 

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Maybe if government increased our salaries a bit and made it worthwhile we wouldn't have unqualified people in these positions. All the qualified and talented people are leaving, even I am pondering teaching in dubai instead.
You saying increasing your salary automatically makes you a more competent teacher?
 

DA-LION-619

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They don't want good teachers, they want teachers of a certain color. Like everything else that's in short supply in SA.
 

Shaun108

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You saying increasing your salary automatically makes you a more competent teacher?
Yes, to an extent. It provides more incentive to teachers who worry about how they will pay their mortgage and car at the end of the month. A happy employee is a productive employee.
 

Hamish McPanji

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Alles is apartheid se skuld...
Which part of that which you quoted is untrue?

On the other side of the coin, they need to introduce a merit based system and jump through hoops for the best students to be able to attend the better schools.

That way the best students will be able to escape the poverty trap and be able to become contributing members of society...which is lacking
 

Skerminkel

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1. Good to acknowledge the problem, but
2. without addressing the absolutely debilitating impact of SADTU, nothing will change.
3. Since when is Euclidian geometry new? When did they remove it from the curriculum of 20 years ago?

Maths had undergone major changes in content, with the inclusion of Euclidean geometry and probability, Umalusi council chairman Prof John Volmink told reporters in Pretoria at the time.
 

zizo911

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You saying increasing your salary automatically makes you a more competent teacher?
No, but it gives you that extra bit of motivation. Would you study for a degree four years and want to end up with around R10000 a month?

Surely a doctor would emigrate if this was the case, people need money to survive and the good teachers are all leaving.
 

zizo911

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1. Good to acknowledge the problem, but
2. without addressing the absolutely debilitating impact of SADTU, nothing will change.
3. Since when is Euclidian geometry new? When did they remove it from the curriculum of 20 years ago?
SADTU only cares about themselves and does not really fight for the right of teachers, very similar to the ANC its about getting those huge union fees and enriching themselves.
 

Maverick Jester

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No, but it gives you that extra bit of motivation. Would you study for a degree four years and want to end up with around R10000 a month?

Surely a doctor would emigrate if this was the case, people need money to survive and the good teachers are all leaving.
The problem lies with the people that become teachers. They see it as a job, not a vocation.

But yes, our teachers are grossly underpaid, and it's small wonder that our education system is in the state that it is currently.
 

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My daughter is in Grade3 this year. She's signed up for Little Lab Coats. A after-school science class.
She's loving it. And its already teaching her the fundamentals of science. Anything to give her an edge.
 
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