The Future for the Secondary Teacher
The secondary phase has been in a rather different situation from the primary in that it has had to deal with the technology as a teaching subject in the form of computer studies. This has meant that equipment has naturally gravitated towards this area in the school and, consequently, responsibility for its care, distribution and general use has been lumped upon the computer studies teacher, who is often also a mathematics teacher as well. Their unenviable task has been to try to satisfy the needs of the children, the demands of the staff for computer time and the requirements of their examination boards in fulfilling the syllabus for their subject. Keeping all those balls in the air at one time, as many of them have done, is of great credit to them and of no credit to the system which allows such a state of affairs to take place.
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