Nats plan personality tests for new teachers
By Claire Trevett
5:30 AM Tuesday Nov 22, 2011
"Aspiring teachers will have to undergo personality tests to make it into the profession under changes proposed by the National Party.
National leader John Key released the party's education policy yesterday, including several measures aimed at improving the quality of teachers and the performance of schools."
"Personality" can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or her cognitions, motivations, and behaviors in various situations.
Personality may also refer to the patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors consistently exhibited by an individual over time that strongly influence our expectations, self-perceptions, values and attitudes, and predicts our reactions to people, problems and stress. In a phrase, personality is not just who we are, it is also how we are.
so it's important to know a new teacher's personality, which can lead to the understanding of his/her way and quality of teaching.