ERIC Number: ED022729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
On the Role of the Teacher.
Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.
The explosion of knowledge, the development of technology, the increasing demand of minority groups for equal opportunity, and the growing importance of education to each individual and to society--all these affect the role of the teacher. His central role remains that of the stimulator of learning for individuals and groups. Teacher educators and school administrators must work even more closely together in preparing him for work with the disadvantaged, and schools must free him to teach by having auxiliary personnel and equipment to assume the nonteaching duties. But a teacher's role is more than that of stimulator of learning. He is also (1) a member of the teaching profession who shares his thinking and experience with others to promote the interests of education and of teachers, (2) a contributor to the formulation of educational policy who recognizes that the ultimate control of education is justly and legally a public function, and (3) a citizen of a community who exercises his right to influence public policies, thus setting an example for pupils. Teacher educators, leaders of teacher organizations, school administrators, and legislators must all recognize these diverse roles of the teacher, must better prepare him for all 4 of the roles, and must facilitate his functions, particularly in the newly emerging roles. (JS)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Citizenship Responsibility, Educational Policy, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Policy Formation, Role Perception, Teacher Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching
National Education Assn., 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.25; paper, $.35)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.