TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS VALUES OF HIGH SCHOOLTEACHERS

Authors

S. Antony Raj, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.

Dr. N.O. Nellaiyapen (Former Professor, Head & Dean), Annamalai University.

Abstract

Teachers are expected to be positive role models both inside and outside the classroom. Such a role model can expose groups of specific attitudes, life styles and outlook. Students often see teachers as important role models on par with parents. They have a moral role to play in education.Education is powerful tool which requires dedicated work and sacrifice. In teaching profession teachers must have responsibility ethics, morale and values. All these things based on the need’s development and instructional goals of students. So, teachers must respond to students learning rather than simply implementing a set of strategies.For that every teacher should possess a thorough understanding of values and responsibility. The researcher feels that the future of the nation lies in the hands of the teacher. They are responsible for moulding the students as true citizens by inculcating the right values in their minds. This is possible only if the teachers have perfect understanding about responsibility and have positive attitude towards the value orientation. Hence, an attempt is made in this study to analyse the high schoolteacher responsibilities and their attitude towards values in Cuddalore District of TamilNadu.