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idolfan
25-02-2006, 10:33 AM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/2/24/nation/13487309&sec=nation

To reduce teachers' workload, some of the recommendations of a task force set up to look into the problem will be implemented immediately.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry would consider carefully which recommendations could be implemented with immediate effect and which later.

“Once we have studied them carefully and discussed with the relevant agencies within the ministry, we can propose them to the Cabinet,” he said after the ministry’s post-Cabinet meeting yesterday.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/2/25/nation/13504439&sec=nation

It’s official. An Education Ministry report supports teachers' claims that they put in long hours at school, contrary to public perception that teachers work only “half day.”

Teachers spend an average of 13 hours a day or about 66 hours a week (five working days) inside and outside the classroom – and not five to seven hours a day based on the school timetable.

Their working hours is double that of a regular civil servant who is expected to put in 38 hours and 30 minutes per week, according to regulations under the Public Service Department (PSD).

The findings are based on a report on teachers’ workload that was compiled by a committee headed by the ministry’s just retired secretary-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang. Over the past one year, 16,699 teachers from 440 schools were surveyed; and the committee also held dialogues with various parties, including leading educational figures.


Interesting that the study never looked into how so many teachers are able to fit in "outside" tuition hours. There are some rules rgds number of hours teachers are allowed to give private tuition but I wonder whether this is monitored. Another point would be whether they are allowed to give private tuition to their own students from their class or even from their standard/year.

I know there are many dedicated teachers out there but there are also those that have different priorities.

baby
25-02-2006, 04:39 PM
Interesting that the study never looked into how so many teachers are able to fit in "outside" tuition hours. There are some rules rgds number of hours teachers are allowed to give private tuition but I wonder whether this is monitored. Another point would be whether they are allowed to give private tuition to their own students from their class or even from their standard/year.



Now this is what I call 'disturbing'. Would you believe it, a neighbour who is a school teacher told me that he teaches better outside school hours as it's more rewarding monetarily. Everyone does it, why not he? Who cares if it's allowed or not, as long as there are parents who would pay for their children's tuition fees, there'll be more teachers like that around. Nowadays, standard 1 also got tuition! And not forgetting extra curriculum activities, music lessons etc...and so much homework.

Goodbye to true dedicated teachers.