Saturday, February 10, 2007

Teachers unable to teach

I know that this is not really news—after all, the abysmal literacy rates in Britain speak for themselves—but this story refers specifically to sex education.
Many primary school teachers feel "uncomfortable" about tackling issues such as homosexuality and contraception in the classroom, a study has revealed.

Abertay University found that some had "tinkered" with the sex education programme to lessen embarrassment.

Well, the correct response here would be to inform these teachers that they were hired to do a job and, if they don't do it, they will be sacked without references. Seems perfectly fucking simple to me.
"Even when teachers claim to be comfortable teaching sex and relationship education, this is often only after tinkering with the programme."

"Other subjects also caused some concern, particularly homosexuality and contraception, although a number of teachers also cited potential questions about oral sex," it added.

To be fair, I don't think that it is necessarily the teachers' place to instruct primary school children in the best way to suck a cock or flick that bean, but if they have been told to do so... well... they should fucking well do it. However, I am not so concerned with oral sex but this...
It also found awareness of sexually transmitted infections was the least covered topic in the curriculum, with 57% of primary schools not teaching about STIs.

What the fuck? So, pupils are instructed in cock-sucking (it's good for your public sector career, after all) but not in VDs? That's absolutely insane (quite apart from the fact that the organisms causing STIs are some of the most fascinating), and yet I am utterly unsurprised.

Look, it's simple: teach what you are told to, or you get sacked. How difficult can this be?

15 comments:

Mr Eugenides said...

In most parts of the country I'd wager that pupils are more adept at chugging cock than their teachers.

Eton excepted, of course...

Clarice said...

Look, it's simple: teach what you are told to, or you get sacked. How difficult can this be?

Um...I don't think that's quite the point, is it?

I mean, sack 57% of teachers, is that what you reckon? Very practical I must say. I'm sure the kids would thank you too.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Clarice,

Yes, it is. Give them a written warning on this occasion, as any other employer has to. If they continue to flout the rules, sack them.

I have a number of friends who have trained as teachers, but cannot get a job. They would happily be hired in place of the lackwits who have decided that they will teach what they want to teach and nothing else.

DK

Shotgun said...

I think you're all fucking wrong and we should be letting these primary school kids be fucking kids, instead of teaching them stuff that is illegal for them anyways.

Teach the kids to be kids first for fucks sake and chuck all thise shite out the window until they reach an age where it is more appropriate...unless of course we take the New Labour line.

Trixy said...

Lessons in oral sex seems perfectly sensible to me. Saves a lot of pain and embarrassment later down the line.

Anonymous said...

Well said Trixy! ;o)

Anonymous said...

"we should be letting these primary school kids be fucking kids"

I think we probably shouldn't do that...

DPF

Little Black Sambo said...

"Civics, eurhythmics, economics, Marx;
How to respect wildlife in national parks."
+ Britishmess & brutalizing instruction in how to put a condom on a banana. And they can't even read or write. Reports written by the teachers are often ungrammatical & misspelt.
First make sure the teachers have learnt the 3 Rs, then that is what they should teach the children.

haddock said...

I'm with shotgun on this one, let them grow up with childish concerns to suit their childlike minds. Children of this age think are in the concrete stage of development ie see and do..... not the abstract stage of development of thinking things through... that comes later (and to some, not at all, never)

Gavin Ayling said...

Ha ha, DK thinks you can sack people!

Sacking people is a thing of the past, like low taxes.

Roger Thornhill said...

Sacking people is a thing of the past, like low taxes.

Ah, but I want such things to be of the future...

I bet these teachers would have been nailed had they been failing to teach pet aspects of the NL indoctrination such as Anthropogenic Global Warming.

That said, primary kids should be kids. I am not surprised teachers gag§ over explaining oral sex to 10 year olds. Heck, if it were not in class, the teacher would probably be arrested.

§ Thompson! Take 100 lines.

Trixy said...

You see, if they gag then they're doing it wrong.

Roger Thornhill said...

trixy, you were warned - take 100 lines.

Trixy said...

of?

I'm a teacher too said...

"Well, the correct response here would be to inform these teachers that they were hired to do a job and, if they don't do it, they will be sacked without references. Seems perfectly fucking simple to me."

Are you out of your fucking mind?? Where are the PARENTS in all of this??? What... You want the teachers to teach this too?? Believe me here in the US, it's enough we teach the lil bastards to wipe their snotty noses with something other than their sleeves by the time they are 13 or 14, but you want teachers to feel comfortable teaching this bullshit in fucking primary? What the holy hell are the parents doing? (they're problably busy doing what they want the TEACHERS to teach thier kids!) Wow, if ignorance is bliss there are too fucking many hap.hap.happy fucking morons out there.