Monday, July 25, 2011

Benefits and Drawbacks of Continuing Technology Education Requirements

Assignment question: what are the benefits and drawbacks of the requirements for teachers to continue their professional and technological education?

Teachers need to move with the times, and unless required to, many teachers may not make the time and effort to do so.  This statement encompasses both the benefits and the drawbacks.

Having these requirements force and enable the teachers to keep up with a changing world.  Because such development is required, there are classes available for teachers.  Therefore, a major benefit is that teachers can continue to grow in their professional and technological education.

The drawbacks is the time issue: teachers don't always have a lot of extra time to spend on such classes.  Also, since such learning is required, if a teacher has acquired such knowledge through his/her own compunction, it is still necessary for them to complete the class/lecture/whatever that is required by the state, to be able to prove that it was done.

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