Chapter 1: The Challenge to Schools Posed by Under-Performing Teachers Next Chapter
This chapter sets the scene for the rest of the book's contents by discussing key questions raised by the issue of teacher under-performance in schools. The issues raised are revisited, in greater detail, in later chapters of the book.
It has been said before and, in all probability, it will be said time and time again – the single most significant factor in a child's learning is the teacher. Haim Ginott's (1972) famous quote reminds us of the power that lies in the hands of teachers:
I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my ...