teachers and students !!!!!!!!!!

@ETHANE (23)
India
September 5, 2007 1:05am CST
Hello friends.This is question which goes on in on in my mind.As today's teachers day i want to ask this question to all of you.Are we becoming more disrespectful towards our teachers? When i was in school we were taught that teachers are next to god & like our parents.We should respect them & act according to their teaching.We should never abuse them. Now in college the case is that we don't respect them,we have to respect them for getting good sessional marks at the end of each semester. I mean there are so many cases like a teacher beating a small kid for not doing the homework. On the contrary there are cases like students of high class beating their teacher just for revenge. Is it the fault of teachers or the students?
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@williamjisir (22887)
• China
5 Sep 07
There goes the saying, "To be a teacher of yours for just one day, it is just like a father of yours all lifetime.". Teachers give us knowledge by showing us ways how to study better to gain as much knowledge as we can so that we can be more capable after graduation when we step into the society in the hope of finding a potential post to show off our talents. They deserve our respect. Students are the future of the society or the country. They have the duty to learn as much as they can at school. They not only study for themselves to have a bright future but for their country to have more talents of all walks to help their country to get advanced in everything. This is what they need to do at school. To get summarized, I think that it is right for the teachers and students to well respect each other and help promote each other while learning and teaching.
@ETHANE (23)
• India
5 Sep 07
First of all thanks for sharing your opinion & answering my question. I agree with you.Teachers are the guide to our successful life.They are the one who show us the right path & lead us throught our life by their teachings & morals. They should be given due respect.But this is the thing which i find is lacking in most of the students specially the college ones. I agree that it is the duty of students to respect their teachers but teachers should also have a generous feeling for their students. In short i would say clapping can't be done from 1 hand,it requires both hands.
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• China
5 Sep 07
Therefore a good cooperation as well as a good interaction is needed to help promote the relationship between both. Thanks for your response, friend.
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• China
5 Sep 07
I'm in college ,most of student still respect teachers in university,to our,we have all kinds of thought in mind,maybe the teaching of some of teacher can't adapt to student'require,some student complain about it,we always hope we have a good teacher,but some new teachers always lack of experiment,we can have the motive of objection in their class,I think we all have fault
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@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
5 Sep 07
Dear ETHANE, I completed my schooling 32 years back,and colleging 27 years back . But todays relation between the student and teachers is entirely different when compared to the olden days. When we are studying in the school, even our parents used to give the most respect to our teachers. But today, most of the children are not respecting their teachers. There may be a lot of reason for that. Now the education system itself is commercialised. Now the people are buying the education by giving money. There are different types of schools and colleges, which sells the education. Degrees and Diplomas are considered as the products in modern days. As we are seeing different types of hotels ( three star, five star, seven star etc,,)we have starred schools and collegs. The parents spending huge amount money to educate their children. So they will not respect the teachers.Rather they will question the teachers infront of the children. Obviously there will not be any respect to the teachers from the Children. Anyway this is a good subject for a good discussion. We will continue this topic. This is one of the best topic, which i have seen recently... Keep it up
• Malaysia
5 Sep 07
i support wat u've said.nowadays the kids usualy dont pay respect to their teachers.tis not nt a good attitude..
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 07
Hello ETHANE, This is a good discussion. I always think what went wrong that students have less respect to teachers nowadays. It is not only in your country, but in my country too and I think worldwide. You can't blame the teachers nor the students. I think our society is to be blamed for what happened. Every thing starts at home and it continues when you go to school. So I do believe parents and teachers play a great role to educate the young generations. But, parents nowadays are busy with work and need to earn to feed the family and they have no choice but to leave the responsibilities to the teachers. Unfortunately those kids spend less time in school rather than in their home, without guidance. Who is going to show them which is good or bad when their parents are busy earning something for the family? I think that is the root of the problem. Students should have more respect to the teachers and we need to make sure that they respect the teachers.
@ETHANE (23)
• India
5 Sep 07
Yes this the issue which is now becoming a worldwide one. I agree with you that today parents i.e both father & mother are busy earning & have to leave their child in some so called playing school if i'm not wrong.But that is the thing they have have to do if they want to feed their family because today it is really hard to earn enough money for living. It is not that the students whose parents work behave in such a manner but in general many of them. The primary school is the place where kids develop because a small kid's mind is like a blank paper,whatever you write in it always remains there throughout their life. So ithink that it is this time when kids should be brought up in such a way that they become students to respect their teachers & this is the responsibilty of teachers who teach them. So the work is for both the teachers & the students.
• United States
5 Sep 07
I think both the teachers and students are to blame because it seems like school is a forced thing for everyone here in the US. You cannot get a great job or accomplish anything without that degree behind you. It is frustrating for both the teachers and the students. Some teachers do not actually want to teach, and most people do not like school, or they are not meant for school.
@ETHANE (23)
• India
5 Sep 07
Yes i agree that today you are forced to go school & after that get a degree for a good job. There are teachers who don't like to teach,but then what is the use of becoming a teacher?A teacher should be one who nevers makes partiality among the students which is one cause of the problem discussed. On the contrary who have to go school for learning good morals,ettiquettes which only a good teacher can teach. So it is a part of both to respect each other.
• United States
5 Sep 07
As one who remembers well what the student-teacher relationship was when he was a student, I can tell you with absolute certainty that students are exponentially more rude and defiant toward their teachers than ever. I work in several school districts as a substitute and I teach computer courses during the evenings at an inner-city community center. I find it appalling, as an educator, that while I was in school swearing at a teacher, defying a teacher or doing anything less than exactly as we were told would and often did lead to severe punishments we have entered an age where we suspend six-year-olds for playing Cowboys and Indians (heck we reprimand them for using the word "Indians") because of its "violent nature" but teachers have to take bad behavior and verbal abuse in the classrooms with little more than a slap on the wrist in most cases. Perhaps if we let children be children, encouraged them to stick out their thumbs and forefingers and shout, "bang!" at those baaaad indians and simply allowed them work out their violent tendencies naturally and innocuously as children through role-playing and imagination they wouldn't be so inclined to heap the aggression they are being forced to hold in onto their teachers. It also doesn't help matters any the way the American family has been redefined over the past several generations to the point where even if most parents WANTED to care about the conduct of their children in school they couldn't tear themselves away from their careers and overloaded schedules long enough to do so. It can be a challenge just to get some of these people to sign off on a report card, much less attend a parent/teacher conference once in a while.
@eir000 (30)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
Teacher are our second parents. They are the one who guide us on school. Not just on schools,even outside the school. What they teach to us is not just for school but even when we go out the school. So we must be thankful for them.
@lani0529 (1725)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
Hello ethane!(",) Happy teachers day to all of the teachers out there, including me!(",) It depends upon the situation, I don't like do generalize but I observed that most of the college students are not that polite compared in highschool. It seems that they don't have a high regard to their teachers anymore. I really value those students who helped their teachers in carrying heavy bags and those you greet when their teachers pass by. I believe that a good teaching about this basic values starts at home and should be applied in the school as well. Great day and God bless!(",)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 07
I dont think revenge is good. teachers guide us 2 the way we shud go for.without them, we might go 2 the wrong "path".just like we must have our parents to guide us n teach us.
• India
5 Sep 07
Hi Ethane, welcome. New to Myot and from India, like me. Well you know the scenario here…too many student protests and violations of basic codes of respect in our colleges. But for this, more than the students, our worthless petty selfish politicians are to be blamed. They lure innocent students into politics with rosy pictures of instant money, muscle and fame. Students forget that they are in colleges to learn that their parents work hard to see them through graduation and instead intrude into administrative and academic matters where they have neither the expertise nor any business to be. So I think that yes, students in colleges are becoming more disrespectful towards their teachers and this is mainly because they are misguided by vested interests. Regarding, school I agree totally that teachers are no longer that committed lot. Education has become a profession like everything else, it is no longer a passion. Teachers lack that ‘love’ which previous teachers had for their students and this reflects on the way students look to their teachers. I also feel that in India atleast, teachers take themselves too importantly and do not try to go into the psyche of the child. The world has changed and children are no longer immature individuals into whose heads you could hammer ideas and discipline just because you happen to be a teacher. The ‘fear factor’ has to be done away with. Teachers need to be more responsive and approachable and in their own way, students will respect and love them too.