|Abstract||Time is perceived very differently from different vantage points. A year in the life of a primary-school student, for instance, is a very long time—somewhere between 1/5 and 1/ 12 of a primary-school child’s life. When you tlirow in the massive amount a child learns in any one year, compared with the diminishing returns that conspire against us later in life, a child’s year is more like a decade in adult years. But for a primary-school teacher, a school year is just another ten or so months spent trying to remember names, delivering lessons, writing report cards, and endeavoring to shepherd students through the educational system. And, of course, the classroom is just one part of a teacher’s life. Teachers are juggling other serious and timeconsuming matters such as relationships, mortgages, further study, family and so forth. The best teachers, however, don’t let on about these asymmetries between the child’s world and their own; they conceal the differences in temporal perception and they give no clue that each student is just a small part of their life. Such sleight of hand can’t be easy, yet all my primary school teachers pulled it off to perfection. One, however, deserves special mention: Mr. Williams. In 1969 I turned 11 and was in 6th class at the Armidale Demonstration..|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
John M. Rybash (1980). How Teachers Help Children Resolve Moral Dilemmas. Journal of Moral Education 10 (1):18-23.
Shane J. Ralston, Education as Family Life: John Dewey on the Ethical Responsibility of School Teachers.
Peter Kutnick (1988). 'I'll Teach You!' Primary School Teachers' Attitudes to and Use of Moral Education in the Curriculum. Journal of Moral Education 17 (1):40-51.
Amanda Keddie, Whole School Values and the Socially Transformative Potential of Philosophy Education.
John Dewey (1902/2001). The School and Society ;. Dover Publications, Inc..
John K. Davis (2005). Life-Extension and the Malthusian Objection. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (1):27 – 44.
J. David Velleman (2008). Love and Nonexistence. Philosophy and Public Affairs 36 (3):266 - 288.
Jim Campbell, David Halpin & Sean Neill (1996). Primary Schools and Opting Out: Some Policy Implications. British Journal of Educational Studies 44 (3):246 - 259.
Christine Doddington (2007). Child-Centred Education: Reviving the Creative Tradition. Sage Publications.
David D. Williams, Stephen C. Yanchar, Larry C. Jensen & Cheryl Lewis (2003). Character Education in a Public High School: A Multi-Year Inquiry Into Unified Studies. Journal of Moral Education 32 (1):3-33.
Anne Øgreid & Frøydis Hertzberg (2009). Argumentation in and Across Disciplines: Two Norwegian Cases. [REVIEW] Argumentation 23 (4):451-468.
Added to index2011-01-07
Total downloads19 ( #71,150 of 722,744 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,247 of 722,744 )
How can I increase my downloads?