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Teachers' challenge

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

TEACHERS must guide their schools through the challenges posed by an increasingly complex environment, says divisional education officer Northern Satya Nand Shandil.

Mr Shandil made the comments while officiating at a leadership workshop for senior teachers in Labasa College yesterday.

Quoting columnist Bob Talbert, he said good teachers were costly but bad teachers cost more.

"Curriculum standards, achievement benchmarks, program requirements and other policy directives from many sources generate complicated and unpredictable requirements for schools," Mr Shandil said.

"Principals and heads must respond to increasing diversity in student characteristics including cultural background and immigration status, income disparities, physical and mental disabilities and variation in learning capacities.

"They must manage new collaborations with other social agencies that serve children."

Mr Shandil said rapid developments in technologies for teaching and communications were among other conditions that made schooling more challenging and leadership more essential.

"Effective educational leaders help their schools to develop visions that embody the best thinking about teaching and learning."





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