Thursday, September 24, 2009


Europe has an education problem:
"We are facing major problems in Europe when it comes to our school systems. Results have been falling for a long time and schools must improve," Swedish education minister Jan Bjorklund, the host of the event said in the opening session.
The root of the problem:
The biggest challenge in Europe, [EU education commissioner Jan Figel] explained, is that many of the teachers are in their 40-50s and more reluctant to acquire the new skills they need to prepare children for a fast-changing world.
Yep, all those years of teaching experience count for nothing. Get lots of youngsters into teaching so the educational bureaucracy can suck the vitality out of them as well.

Update: Instead of those useless old fools the EU should perhaps hire in some innovative young teachers like those employed here in Australia. The kids will be stimluated.


Anonymous Chistery said...

When they say "..skills they need to prepare children for a fast-changing world" they really mean "less time for numeracy and literacy, more time for the social causes du jour - drugs, sex, bullying, alcohol, global warming education". That's the problem with those old farts, too much emphasis on maths, english (or whatever is their official language) and basic sciences.

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