As private sector professionals lose their jobs or suffer cutbacks in pay and benefits, more and more of them are thinking about second careers. Public service is suddenly popular with all generations. Teaching may not pay a lot, but it comes with relatively good benefits and, in public schools, job security in the form of tenure after three years. But this fallback fantasy may be unrealistic, despite reports of a possible teacher shortage in the next several years. Does such a shortfall really exist? What does it take to become a teacher, let alone a good one?
We set up this blog a while ago when we were teaching a multimedia in education course at UWI. This is the blog that I put together for the students to ask questions and learn new stuff. Now I am teaching EdTech at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, so have reactivated the blog!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Teaching: No ‘Fallback’ Career - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
Teaching: No ‘Fallback’ Career
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