Originally Posted by LiquidFeet
Kneale, you think the problems are all due to individuals and their personalities?
I don't. I think the problems are due to inadequate training. If PSIA did a better job of disseminating information to schools and trainers and ultimately to instructors there would be much less of a problem. Sure there would be some lousy instructors still, but much less.
The focus is on passing the Level II skiing exam before the teaching exam, and it can take years in some cases. So most instructors after they are given, er pass, their Level 1, spend all their time working on their personal skiing, not learning to teach.
PSIA has created this problem. Training is the key to workers development. I'm in the training field, I know that as an objective fact.
Training is left up to the individual schools, and really left up to the individual instructors to a certain degree.
PSIA is not about making better teachers. Kind of sad.