AN INVESTIGATIVE APPROACH ON THE PROSPECTIVE TEACHER’S PERSONALITY SHAPING Introduction In the changing globalised scenario of education teaching has become more challenging and complex. It is now not only a mere interaction between student and teacher but an organised, systematic process in which application of science, technology and consideration of behavioral science is of outmost importance. In this context a teacher should have an all round ability starting from academic superiority to behavioral adaptability. So, presence of some inherent and coherent quality like personality, acceptability, adaptability, values, accountability, professional ethics etc are essential for a teacher to reach the peak of excellence. In this paper we will
Dean (1991) pointed out that many people will rise to demands they feel are important. Opportunities to take responsibility are highly motivating to some people and should be widely distributed. The teachers feel a personal mission that learn as much as they can about the world, about others, about themselves and help others to do the same (Zehm and Kottler, 1993, p.118) Besides, Mr. Tam considered taking care of students as well as taking responsibility are important. He believed his philosophy of teaching is to take care of student. He has read many books talked about ‘the definition of care’, caring is thinking on students’ side.
(10) Why should we hire you? This common interview question is extremely important, and you need to answer it in a careful manner. It is your chance to shine by drawing attention to your skill set, especially those that have not been addressed already. Saying that you are an ideal candidate for the job or you need the job will not make the cut. Ensure that the focus stays on you by explaining how you would make an ideal employee, why you fit the job and organisation perfectly, and what value additions you can bring in.
(Kurikulum IKIP Surabaya, 1995 : 9) e. Intellectual or academic requirements that the soecialized knowledge and skills acquired from teacher education institutions that prepare you for the formal duties as educators in schools. Clearly, the diploma wich gives the right and authority as a teacher to teach the class. In addition to the diploma they already had. Every teacher let strive the develop our selves, increasing knowledge and skills and knowledge to keep up to date with the demans of his profession as well as changes in
Martin Luther King Jr stated that “The objective of education is to educate one to think intensively and to think critically. Aptitude plus character-that is the objective of proper education.” (Aurentz, n.d) Education is considered as an edge to have in life because it can be used as a powerful weapon in achieving success and victory. Teachers are given this task to uphold and are responsible in shaping up the mind of students through the magic of teaching. Students are considered to be the future of a country and teachers play a pivotal role in educating them. Teachers can vary in their quality of teaching in the aspect of attitude, knowledge and skills.
Teacher professionalism consists of having specialised knowledge and devotion to the values of a particular occupation and its standards (Taylor; et al, 2012). It is important that individuals, within the teaching profession, see themselves as key agents who work collaboratively, contribute and participate in professional development as well as take into account their professional responsibilities so as to bring about the most positive and worthwhile experiences for learners (SAIDE, 2010). Apartheid education was a racially disjointed system which failed to take into account educator professionalism but
Education which is populated and complemented with right kind of values need to form the part of curriculum for the teacher trainees and the same should be imparted to the prospective teachers with a lot of grit, determination, will and commitment so that once these values system is firmly rooted in them, the same thing can be transmitted to their students, will be taught by them in future. According to Indian tradition and culture, it teacher has a defining and a pivotal role in the process of teaching and learning. It is an acknowledged fact that without human values and ethics embodied into the life of people, life becomes bland and staid and carries no meaning. Life cannot be enjoyed if it is not accompanied with the right kind of value system. Even the survival of the human race becomes a formidable challenge if it is not deeply rooted in a good value system.
Competencies may be developed, but they are most powerful when used to select people who are already a good fit for the job. It has been recognized that building the capacity of teachers and schools to teach pupils with a diverse range of special educational needs is a key to raising the achievement of these pupils. Zepeda (2008) agrees to the premise that to achieve high qualified teachers, it falls to school leaders to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers that build their capacity to teach ways that are congruent with contemporary understanding about learning, use assessment to inform teaching and meet differing needs. Teachers must once reflect how they are with their teaching. They need to understand and address their strengths and weaknesses using a list of competencies.
Review of literature Teachers represent the ideals and aspirations of the nation and owe to its moral and mental accountability for equipping youth for active participation in the enterprise of creating social order. Teachers have to demonstrate a high level of professionalism to meet the standard required by national policies. This aim can be realized by effective, brilliant teachers, teachers who are equipped with the training that has a direct bearing on the quality of life. The teacher is a pivot in the entire education system. As James (1977) states: In teaching, you must simply work with your pupil into such a state of interest in what you are going to teach him that every other object of attention is banished from his mind: then reveal
Education is, by its nature, a never-ending proposition. It continues long after formal schooling is completed, and in today’s society, students are overwhelmed with constant information and stimulation, and they need to be taught strategies they can use to learn and retain the unrelenting information to which they have access. It is becoming increasingly difficult to impress upon students the importance of good learning habits. Teachers need to find ways to develop these habits over time so that students are prepared to enter not only the next step in their education, but also their eventual careers and life paths. One step successful teachers can take is to model and teach to the students the process of self-assessment or self-evaluation.