On Thu, 27 Feb 1997 19:13:04 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Herman Rubin wrote:
>>Let people who have learned English and not "education" teach English. >>Let people who have learned mathematics and not "education" teach mathematics. >>Let people who have learned history and not "education" teach history, etc.
>Knowing only English, mathematics or history does NOT a good teacher make! How can >one educate without knowing of education, at least on some level?
Given the (admittedly unpleasant) choice between a teacher who knows his subject but isn't very good at imparting it and one who could teach it splendidly if only he knew it, which would you choose? Yes, it is certainly possible to know one's subject and be a poor teacher. But it is impossible to be a good teacher *without* knowing one's subject.