More decline in Faculties of Education. #ottnews #ocsb #ocsbdl #s2bgn

The horrible state of Faculties of Education is going to get worse. If this quota system comes to Ontario expect more decline in teacher quality from OttawaU, Trent, Queen’s etc

 
The new policy reserves 45 percent of spaces in the Bachelor of Education program for students who belong to the following categories: “Indigenous, Métis or Inuit (15 percent); having a [physical, mental, psychological, sensory or diagnosed learning] disability (7.5 percent); LGBTTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, two spirit, or queer] (7.5 percent); being a racialized minority (7.5 percent); or being socially disadvantaged [homelessness, low levels of education, chronic low income, chronic unemployment] (7.5 percent).”….

….As in other faculties or schools of education, these standards are already rock bottom: U of M B Ed applicants are accepted with grades as low as a “C” in courses they wish to teach together with a meagre Grade Point Average of only 2.5, which is the lowest admission standard of any U of M post-baccalaureate degree programme. This means students with GPAs of 2.5 could be selected over those with GPAs of 4.5 if they belong to one or more of the designated categories…..

….Over the last 100 years, faculties of education have invented and promoted an almost endless list of false or unscientific school reforms (new math, discovery learning, social promotion, mainstreaming, open-area classrooms, multiple intelligence, etc.). This latest fad – which has nothing to do with teaching or learning – shifts attention to a ghettoizing preoccupation with teacher-focused identity politics. Like so many other modern innovations, this one is bound to fail. Until then it will certainly bring us no closer to realizing Martin Luther King Jr.’s inclusive dream.

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Too bad that there are no teachers’ colleges like Hillsdale in Canada:

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/the-hillsdale-approach-to-teacher-education/

 

 

Related:

See student teacher at bottom:

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/elf-on-the-shelf-at-ocsb/

 

 

 

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