The role of a teacher in society

The role of a teacher in society is both important and valuable. It has far-reaching influence on the society the teacher lives in and no other personality can have an authority more profound than that of a teacher. Students are deeply affected by the teacher's love and affection, the character, the aptitude, and the moral commitment. A popular teacher becomes a model for their students. The students try to follow their teacher in his/her manners, costumes, protocol, style of conversation and the get up. The teacher is their ideal.

A good teacher can lead them anywhere. During their early education, the students tend to determine their aims in life and their future plans, in discussion with their teachers. Therefore, a good and visionary teacher can play a major role in making the future of their students while as a corrupt teacher can only harm their students much more seriously than a class of corrupt and perverted judiciary, army, police, bureaucracy, politicians or technocrats. A dishonest and incompetent teacher in not only a bad individual, but also the personification of a corrupt and incompetent generation. A nation with corrupt teachers is a nation at risk; every coming day announce the start of its approaching destruction.

The importance of a teacher as a builder of our future generations demands that only the best and the most intelligent and knowledgeable members of our intelligent be allowed to qualify for this noble profession. It is unfortunate to find that generally the most horrible and the most incapable people of the society find their way into this profession. Anyone who fails to find an opening in any other walk of life gets into this profession and irresponsibly plays with the future of the nation. An important reason for this is understood to be the poor salaries of our primary and secondary teachers which are no better than that of clerks. A large number of teachers are therefore, irritated and disinterested.

They have to go for part-time jobs to meet their basic needs. Again, the teaching profession also does not enjoy due respect in the society. The primary and secondary teachers are particularly at a disadvantage. Their status is lower than that of doctors, engineers, advocates, and civil servants; even lower than that of semi literate and illiterate traders. It would therefore require great commitment for an intelligent individual, however fond of education and training they may be, to forsake the career of a doctor or engineer in favor of teaching. Therefore, while selecting good teachers, it must be borne in mind that better opportunities, prospects and perks are offered to the teachers.

When we speak of good teachers it means that a teacher must be a model of faith and goodness and should have a fairly good knowledge. A teacher should consider it his duty to educate and train their students and should feel responsible for it. The teacher should feel that the students have been entrusted to them and they should avoid any breach of the trust the society has reposed in them. The teacher should be a sociable person with their roots in the society. People should take them as their well-wisher and a sincere friend who cares for their children. It should be ascertained at all cost that a candidate for this profession has a natural insight and aptitude for teaching.

The teacher should actively participate in the social activities in a positive way. They should know the art of teaching with a deep insight into child psychology. They should always deal with the students in a just manner. They should not lose the self-control on mistakes of their students may commit, and instead they should respect their feelings and ego, and should try to understand and resolve their difficulties with grace while keeping them cool. They should be able to smile in the face of bitter disapproval on their opinions, and should not feel ashamed or humiliated to accept their mistakes wholeheartedly.

They should be proud of the culture, the national dress and the national language. They should be a missionary, a mentor, a reformer and a guide besides being a dedicated tutor. In other words, the teacher should be a perfect teacher and a role model to their students.

While highlighting the role of a teacher in the society, it is very important to involve the role of parents, too, in the process of character building of the students. In the past, parents and teachers both used to make the best of their efforts to provide an atmosphere to their children pleasant attitude to the development of higher qualities and morals. But the unpleasant social change over the last fifty years, large scale urbanization, ruthless competition for financial gains and heavy anxiety in everyday life reduce all time and energy from the parents, leaving behind little time or energy for them to monitor their children.

Whatever time they have at their throwing away is consumed by newspapers, television and other recreations. As a result, the younger generation hardly gets any opportunity to share ideas with their elders or to enter into a meaningful conversation. On the other hand, this idea is gaining ground among us that education is not meant to build up better human beings, but also to get better jobs. Consequently, the students' minds are preoccupied with better jobs and dreams for higher social status. It is, therefore, duty of the parents, too, to take active interest in the day-to-day progress of their children both in and outside the institution and apprise them of the real meaning of education.

TAG Public School, the Top 10 Schools in Anantapur plays a very important role when appointing a teacher. The TAG, appoint only the perfect educationist and experienced teachers who have the passion for teaching professions. We at TAG, take proper care of each student so that they will become the responsible citizens of the future.

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