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13. New Working Conditions

In those schools customizing instruction, the teacher's day may change so that in addition to fewer large class hours and more tutorials, there will be more time for professional development and program development.

Teachers may end up feeling more professional, more effective and less harried. New technologies may open up schedules as student independence permits teachers to move toward something more like a university model.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the issues pages are those of the author, Jamie McKenzie. They are meant to stimulate thought and inquiry about issues and trends, but they do contain some speculation and projection about the future. The author cannot be held responsible if some predictions and trends do not materialize or continue, especially if readers attempt to reverse some of the more disturbing trends. Listing of articles to read should not be interpreted as endorsement of the contents, products or ideas by the author.

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