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    Raise the question & Prompt the question

    How should I understand the following underlined phrases? Do "This raises the question..." and "It prompts the question..." mean "This indicate that..."? Thanks!


    This raises the question of leadership which is able to foster the quality of collegiality most likely to achieve these six aims. It prompts the question as to how teachers are, in the first instance, inducted into a profession and what measures leaders take to sustain their professionalism over time. Without opportunities to address the emotional intelligence of teaching, without opportunities for ref lection and critical re-appraisal of conventional wisdom, teachers will simply replicate the status quo, or even more worrisome, regress to the didactics of a mythical golden age when supposedly standards were high, when teachers taught and children learned.

    (The author is John MacBeath, a professor emeritus from Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I cited the quotation from Chapter 3 "Leading learning in a world of change" of a report titled "Leadership for 21st century learning" published by OECD in 2013.)

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    Re: Raise the question & Prompt the question

    Yes, they mean the same thing.

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    Re: Raise the question & Prompt the question

    They both refer to the preceding paragraph at the foot of page 65, which mentions the six emerging competences identified by Birgitte Malm.
    http://www.oecd.org/officialdocument...docLanguage=En

    "This raises the question" and "It prompts the question" are phrases used to ask the reader to think hard about what they have just read, and to apply those ideas to what the writer then states after after these two phrases.

    In simple shorthand both are similar to, "Think about leadership which is able to foster the quality........", and "Think about how teachers are, in the first instance, inducted into a profession..............".

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