Lately, the most popular topic of discussion in the staffroom has been the National Exam that teachers need to take by 2014; otherwise they will be out of work.
Most of the teachers in my school are 50+ in age and most of them agree on one point that this exam is unnecessary. It seems that teachers do not particularly want to take this exam. What adds to this unwillingness is the fact that many teachers have been teaching for several decades and feel that they should be exempt from this new testing standard. Moreover, many of these teachers do not have any computer skills and they almost seem to harbour a fear of technology.
I feel that the test is a good initiative to motivate teachers to learn computer skills, which are essential to teach interactive lessons, learn about teaching and teaching plans and to connect with the teaching…
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