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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Deferred success

"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."

Well, you either demoralize children with failure or you make failures of them by suggesting success will happen later if they just wait for it.


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