Students = customers?

Why don’t classrooms resemble great businesses? Meaning, the customers needs are primary.

Beliefs:

  1. We believe children cannot make directional decisions: they don’t know what they want, we, the adults decide.
  2. As a result, teaching has been standardised: one size fits all students.
  3. Teachers’ individualism is marginalised by the system.

Resources:

  1. There are not the resources allocated to deal with individualism: education is underfunded.

It’s easy to say that it is funding that’s at fault, however, that kind of a shift will take time, nevertheless, teachers could start to integrate programs for individualism. They could be given the latitude to break away from the syllabus.

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