John Kenny: A Culture of Hunch and Intuition - comments on the position of teachers' unions

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John Kenny: A Culture of Hunch and Intuition - comments on the position of teachers' unions

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:58 am

It is very disappointing that many teachers' unions invariably protest against official phonics promotion and testing. Do the unions really represent their teaching members? Well, not all of them, that's for sure. John Kenny writes about his union and how the union does not represent his position regarding reading instruction:


https://johnkennyweb.wordpress.com/2017 ... intuition/

A Culture of Hunch and Intuition

September 29, 2017

The Australian Education Union is opposing the proposed Year 1 National Literacy and Numeracy Check. I am not overly surprised by this considering Jennifer Buckingham chaired the Panel and is a member of the Centre for Independent Studies. The organisations are not friends. I don’t mind if the AEU opposes the check, as long as they have a valid reason. I understand that the threat of possible draconian style testing accountability is a concern shared by many, and, in many ways, is a valid concern (think the USA and England). This is central to the AEU’s opposition.


This is an important issue that should be addressed. How many teachers' unions, in effect, lack accountability in what they promote and what they protest about?

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