Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Deferred Gagging

LONDON (Reuters) - The word "fail" should be banned from use in British classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success" to avoid demoralizing pupils, a group of teachers has proposed. Members of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) argue that telling pupils they have failed can put them off learning for life. A spokesman for the group said it wanted to avoid labeling children. "We recognize that children do not necessarily achieve success first time," he said. "But I recognize that we can't just strike a word from the dictionary," he said.
The PAT said it would debate the proposal at a conference next week.

7 comments:

lecram sinun said...

Yeah,I had "deferred success" with my marriage.

airplanejayne said...

--deferred success is better than gagging, deferred or otherwise.

Mustang said...

As a young child, I experienced "deferred success" far to often as I began to learn where the store was, only to be interupted by Mummy, wondering if I was back from the store yet?

airplanejayne said...

ya' know, sometimes you gotta make a choice in life:

Plop it on the table

or just

GET OFF THE MEAT!

--thank you, thankyouverymuch....

kien lim said...

yea, why keep things simple when one can complicate it.

kien lim said...

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kien lim said...

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