Degree or non-degree holders

Postbox letter from James

This dumbing down of professional and academic achievements is, in my opinion, an emerging trend in western societies, where equality now triumphs over professionalism. A society where anyone can be everything with information gleaned from ten minutes spent on a website.


Past, present and future

Postbox letter from Jonathan

Please stop all this business singing the praises of a degree-possessing teacher. Yes, in most cases they are the preferred option but they are not the only option and never will be


Teachers Teachers Teachers

Postbox letter from Jonathan

There are, without any doubt, a large number of qualified teachers ( they have managed to get a degree ) who are of such low quality that they have by sheer default ended up here because no self respecting school in the UK, USA or Canada would let them near impressionable children.


The degree or no degree debate

Postbox letter from Dave

Why would someone who doesn't value education enough to actually get a degree think they are qualified to be an educator?


Skin color does matter in Thailand

Postbox letter from Sano

I do agree that a language should be taught by a native speaker but it is also important to look at the person's qualifications.


A degree is a necessity in education

Postbox letter from James

I agree that education ought to be about quality; a degree alone doesn’t guarantee that, but what it does do is guarantee that the holder is in possession of some knowledge gained over a substantial period of intense study, against that of no formal education.


Who is really qualified to teach?

Postbox letter from Jonathan French

A friend of mine works at a school and is head of English, he doesn't have a degree and neither have a lot of the teachers there. The school is quite happy even though a tad illegal but at the end of the day, the students are getting a good education from teachers who know their subject.


Ridiculous!

Postbox letter from Lauren

Your insinuation that school staff members hire cheap teachers so that they can squander the extra money on drinking is uncouth and plain culturally ignorant!


Loads of work for unqualified teachers

Postbox letter from Rob

I have just been reading about the changes to the law for unqualified teachers and thought i might give my opinion....as an unqualified teacher.


Max Weber 101

Postbox letter from Chris

In times where the majority of Western teachers were monocultural and monolingual – able to speak but English, and unfamiliar with other cultures in all but the most shallow of senses – native languages were thought to have no place in the second language classroom.


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