chapter  7
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CURRICULUM DECISIONS AND CLASSROOM TEACHING

ByJ. Evans, B. Davies Carol Cummings

Dilemmas, both practical and philosophical,are the daily lot of the teacher. They arise from the perceived impossibility to reconcile shortcomings in practice to the ideals and beliefs that teachers 'know to be right'. Time and the number of children in the class make commitment to individualisation in the learning process problematic; reprimand is often quicker and easier than the positive encouragement we 'know' is more effective.