Examinations? What a Bore

Austin Matthews
1982, Vol. 15, No. 1,


At Secondary School level the need to examine is a phenomenon which is more important, to a large sector of our community, than it ever has been since compulsory schooling became the 'in thing'.

Why? Is it that we no longer have the capacity to assess our fellow men - or women, because we are not too strong on the subject of human relationships; or is it that the sheer weight of numbers gives us the golden opportunity to de-personalise to a point where a written response will allow us to kid ourselves that we can assess meaningfully? I suspect that it could be a bit of both.

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