18 July 2010

Teachers as parents

When I used to work in schools, children always liked me. I think it is easy for me to treat all children like my own, because I don't have my own children.

I think that most of us inherit good values from our parents and teachers (although later on some of these values are lost due to external influences). Teachers' role is crucially important in today's consumerist culture in which children are deprived of quality time with parents, grandparents and other well wishers in the community.

Inspectorates of Education and Syllabus Boards should ensure that schools implement value education effectively by making it mandatory.

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Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.