Hepolainen (Finland) doorprikt sproojes over Finse leerkrachten
Citaat: Like elsewhere, the best and brightest apply for programmes which lead to highest pay jobs, and teacher isnt one of them. Te weinig leerkrachten wiskunde. Vrouwelijke lkn . in lagere school.
April 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm
The reason behind the low acceptance rates to the elementary education departments (lerarenopleidingen) is more complicated than you think. In general, persons who are less mathematics, logic, and science inclined, and cant even dream about applying to medical, technology, law, science, or economics, often apply to elementary education departments. Like elsewhere, the best and brightest apply for programmes which lead to highest pay jobs, and teacher isnt one of them.
Finland also has some problems with mathematics teaching in upper secondary school. Its not as popular as it should, partly due to no-so-special math teaching throughout all the levels of education. This leads to shortage in mathematically inclined students to fill all the positions in technical and science universities, which causes very high acceptance rates, although almost none of the future teachers stand a chance to get in to those. This problem also feeds itself because the material coming to mathematics teaching programmes is quite mediocre.
One of the questions to ponder is: does sex matter? 6 first years youre likely to have a female teacher. After that youll probably have a male math and science teachers. When you pass matriculation examination, boys are more likely to choose math and technology oriented studies which are constantly short of students, and girls apply to become teachers, in masses. Whats the reason for that?
April 25, 2015 at 10:14 am
Some negative aspects: Since teachers are given the freedom to do things as they like to do them, when you do have a bad teacher, it is hard to get rid of them. In order to be fired they really need to do something bad (if they have a permanent position). Just being a lousy teacher isnt enough.mmm