On Thu, 16 Mar 2000 962264N at knotes.kodak.com wrote:
> Depends on the type of person that you are really.
definitely.. some people like to be taught and others don't.
(i was always in trouble in school)
> I personally would never had the discipline to teach myself
> everything I learned at college in my own time and therefore could
> not be doing the job I am doing unless I had my degree. And I would
> presume that the opposite is true for a lot of people also.
indeed. like everything in life it's horses for courses. Most people are
served reasonably well by the education system. Yet a scandalous amount
of kids are failed by it. Those with learning difficulties,
disadvantaged kids, non-conformist kids, etc. A lot of these kids might
end up with very poor school qualifications, even they though have a lot
of potential - they are written off by the system.
School should be a lot more progressive. A lot less rigid, it should
never forget that the system is there to serve the children, rather than
try to mould the child into the system as tends to happen with the
current system. (cause what do you do with the kids who do not fall
between the 10 to 90 percentiles?)
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