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Teachers are effective only when they help their students become indep

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Teachers are effective only when they help their students become independent learners. Yet not until teachers have the power to make decisions in their own classrooms can they enable their students to make their own decisions. Students’ capability to make their own decisions is essential to their becoming independent learners. Therefore, if teachers are to be effective, they must have the power to make decisions in their own classrooms.
According to the argument, each of the following could be true of teachers who have enabled their students to make their own decisions EXCEPT:

(A) Their students have not become independent learners.
(B) They are not effective teachers.
(C) They are effective teachers.
(D) They have the power to make decisions in their own classrooms.
(E) They do not have the power to make decisions.
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E it is. If a teacher doesn't have a power to make a decision then he or she can't enable other students to make their own decisions. And without student's decisions they can't be independent learners. Hence E is a correct answer
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is that Assumption quest? The style is confusing, please explain. Thanks

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New post 08 May 2015, 01:49
this is a fabulous inference question.
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Teachers are effective only when they help their students become independent learners. Yet not until teachers have the power to make decisions in their own classrooms can they enable their students to make their own decisions. Students’ capability to make their own decisions is essential to their becoming independent learners. Therefore, if teachers are to be effective, they must have the power to make decisions in their own classrooms.


Teachers effective = students independent learners. ( Students can decide what to learn a particular day - Freedom to learn topics )

Students can be Independent learners only when teachers have Power to make decisions ( Students can't rule the show , they Can't decide whether to learn/Not ) - If teachers don't have the power to take decisions then the entire thing will go haywire. ( students can be so independent that they can decide an off for 6 months - If teacher doesn't have the power to stop it )

Though Students’ capability to make their own decisions is essential , effectiveness of teacher lies in their power to make their own decisions ( Teacher can not be effective if they are unable to make their own decisions since only the students have the liberty to do so)

According to the argument, each of the following could be true of teachers who have enabled their students to make their own decisions EXCEPT:


(A) Their students have not become independent learners.

Not true , students can be independent learners ( provided they don't jeopardize the concept of learning ) even when teacher have the power of making decisions ( To control situations)

(B) They are not effective teachers.

Effectiveness depends on -

1. Ability to provide students independence to learn
2. Ability to make own decisions

(C) They are effective teachers.

Same as (B)

(D) They have the power to make decisions in their own classrooms.

If teachers have the sole power to make decisions in their own class - They can't provide students with independent learning objectives.

(E) They do not have the power to make decisions.

True , if teachers doesn't have the power to take decisions , then students can be independent whether to learn / not.


Really a tough one , still tried my best to reach correct answer (E)..
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New post 26 Jul 2015, 02:51
Good inference question

The correct inference answer should be in the scope of the argument.The argument talks about the teachers making decisions in their own classroom.
Only E is the option that is out of scope.It says teachers do not have power to make decision,which is never mentioned in the argument.

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New post 17 Dec 2016, 00:35
The only link which is given in the stem:

"Yet not until teachers have the power to make decisions in their own classrooms can they enable their students to make their own decisions."


This is absolutely necessary to achieve the result. Since the result has been achieved E is false.


Other conditions are not stated as necessary but essential.

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New post 12 Nov 2017, 01:35
E it is. If the teacher does not have the power to make his own decisions then he will not be able to teach the students to make their own decisions on their learning.

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