Australian teachers are told not to give "false praise"

04/7/2010 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Australian principals say teachers should not give students false praise, but rather reward students who "achieve great things." Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she supports the A to E grading system, but schools are able to choose their own method. "If a child is failing, then that should be made clear," she said. "There is nothing to be gained by hiding poor results. Good results should be celebrated."

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