There are several widespread misconceptions regarding education. These are harmful not only teachers but also for academic establishments. A recent publication, by a couple of powerhouse researchers in the field of education, deals with these wrongly held beliefs. While the book as a whole deserves space in most bookshelves, this article is concerned with 8 of the most significant tales that affect educators, staffs of institutions and parents.
8. Teacher’s Influence Most Important
It is necessary to stress how vital educators are. Capable instructors are important if success is to be achieved. However, studies have shown that teachers have a limited hand in the achievements of students (the actual number a little under 30%). Interestingly the following are the factors, in descending order, which affect students more than teachers: socio-economic state; locality; emotional conditions within a family; and finally, fitness of the body. There are more aspects to consider, but the conclusion stands that teachers affect students less compared to other prominent aspects.