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    Exclamation NZ government to bar certain Types from becoming teachers.

    National wants personality test for teachers
    21/11/2011 14:48:00


    National's education spokesperson Anne Tolley (NZ Herald)

    By Katie Bradford-Crozier

    People wanting to be teachers may soon have to pass a personality test to assess whether they are right for the job.

    It's one of the moves planned by National should it retain power after Saturday.

    Education spokesperson Anne Tolley released her extensive education policy today which covers everything from plans for a new funding structure for the early childcare sector to clamping down further on people who take out student loans.

    She says the industry needs the right people in the job and that's why disposition tests will be introduced for teaching applicants.

    "We want to make sure the right people are coming into teaching," she says.

    "Someone's making that decision now as they accept applicants for teacher training now, so we actually want to put some criteria in there."

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    Victor tried to warn us!

    Seems very short sighted, children are not lemmings, diversity is good.

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    This comment is absurd:

    "We want to make sure the right people are coming into teaching"

    The 'right' people? What a crock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Victor tried to warn us!

    Seems very short sighted, children are not lemmings, diversity is good.
    All hail Victor (and Julia Gillard, PM OF Australia)!

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    that is bonk. some personalities are better explaining to some students then others and then you have the remainder of other students who would work best under someone matching their preference and than there are subdivisions.

    maybe they should match the right students with the right teachers?
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    Which personality test?

    It might just be one that is tailored to rule out those who are aggressive, have little patience etc. Basically characteristics that make people ill suited towards teaching.

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    Then they are going learn to pass the personality test as they learn to pass any other. Seems rather pointless.

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    Wonder what is the "right" type then. Probably the annoying bossy type I never get along with.

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    This is a great idea. Unfortunately we have to start with only a handful of occupations, but someday all people will take personality tests to determine which job they will have their entire lives. It seems outrageous to some people right now, but everyone will get used to it as the idea spreads. And it will spread, because governments around the world will see how effective it is.
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    I hope they're just weeding out the psychos, rather than deciding one MBTI type is the best teacher type, and making all the teachers that type!

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