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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Three-quarters of Singapore teachers hold degrees

An article from the Straits Times dated 25 Dec 2007, inferring that graduate teachers will produce better students.

Three-quarters of Singapore teachers hold degrees

Do you agree? There appears to be mixed opinions, judging by the comments that follow the report.

4 comments:

tinkTANK said...

Almost any other person we know these days are uni graduates. Whether or not they make excellent teachers, now that's totally another issue. A friend I know who happens to be only a diploma holder, has been helping students improve their academic results from the last 8 years. In spite of her qualifications, she has the capability to motivate students of different academic abilities to achieve their potential. Of course, a graduate teacher may have all the expertise to deliver but not everyone is cut out for teaching, graduate or not.

Excel Eduservice said...

Thanks for your comments. About 2 years ago or so, there was a news article report on how principals in schools commented mid-career change teachers who came from the private sector were more adaptable than teachers who have not been in the private sector. There was no mention about the graduate/non-graduate comparison. Looks like experience from a wide spectrum in life plays a major part, while the debate on graduate/non-graduate issue has still not indicated anything clear.

Haryshan said...

Wow !!. Now I know how teachers have tried so hard to get those degrees . Anyway Good luck to those teachers gonna get your degrees . If that is your desire , Go for it!! Don't give up no matter what happens.....

Anonymous said...

A degree is just a stepping stone towards the advancement of a new career for the novice. However, i do not feel that having a degree can teach a student to become better. Some degree holders do not even know how to solve PSLE Mathematical problems despite the fact that they have a higher degree.