Teaching Smart vs. not LO13678

Ian Saunders (tpians@cix.compulink.co.uk)
Tue, 20 May 97 16:38 BST-1

Replying to LO13648 --

I feel as if I am being cast in the mould of reactionary.

I too would like all that you outline. I want my chidren, young adults
now, to be able to think. AND I also want them to be able to do the things
that the world currently demands of them. I want both.

I worry that many children and grown up of all ages, of all levels of
education cannot spell and do not know when they have things wrong. I am
one of them and work hard to minimise my errors. I found grammar very
difficult and spelling a problem. What I found was there was a price to
pay in words being spelled incorrectly, at school (becaue they were trying
to teach me) and in the business world because it mays me appear

We might like it to be otherwise andit is not, at the moment. I have no
wish to return to rote learning. I want an outcome. People who can spell
enough to know when a word is incorrect and then know how to get it

I do not think we are at odds here and maybe running side by side and not

Ian Saunders
Transition Partnerships - Harnessing change for business advantage


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