I came across a BBC Education article about the painstaking examination process potential French teachers must undergo if they aspire to teach in a state school. Apparently, in France, only the brightest ones can teach. They have to prove they are so by writing dissertations, taking written exams and presenting a 40-minute lesson plan in front of  a 7-member jury. I was flabbergasted at the degree of perseverance required for a teacher to succeed.

It is also highlights the yawning gap between unreal teacher training programmes by academics who are out of touch with the real teaching conditions and circumstances.

Read the article. It’s an eye-opener.

Kallia K.H.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7893049.stm

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