Around the world nations have various intellectual capital inherited from ancestors of different cultures and religion. Every education curriculum stresses English, Science, Math, History, Social Studies, and each a National Language subject, as investment on character and love for country and people.
From time to time, nations need to help educators help the youth, as an essential to an educated society. Each strives to be one with global literacy where each person can share and learn with equal opportunities for progress.
Surveys tell us these guidelines:
Public and private communities have to work together. The government has to implement strengthening of teachers that could be role models to the youth/students. School buildings have to be given priorities for improvement, as do quality workshops and even out-of-school programs must reach out to the poor and their parents.
Schools are hoping to produce graduates of the public school system who have the skills and values to contribute productively and honorably to society. In many schools the curriculum is simplified, going back to the basics of reading, writing, math, and values formation. Also, the expansion of information technology in schools must be considered to equip the students with the skills required to participate in the information society (new technology/computers).
Aside from the family, schools hold the formation of successful men and women. Insight, self-awareness, understanding others, and choice of vocations depend on good mentors.
Playwriting professor Tony Perez says, “The moment I step in a classroom, I hold responsibility for my students.”
Aida Perez writes, “The teacher can never tell where her influence stops.”
“In the same way knowledge is essentially beautiful. It can be shared and yet still remain with you,” said the late Senator Raul Roco ( an advocate for educating the poor).
The capacity to give inspiration to the youth/students is a defining quality of a teacher. His main goal is to teach students not just academic knowledge but also values obtained while working for an ambition. However, educators cannot do this alone. Parents, churches, government, communities (public/private) have to work hand-in-hand to mold the students to become responsible and better persons.
A Teachers Prayer
Help me to care for my students just like a good parent or friend
Help me to show that learning is fun and responsible
Make me a good example to inspire their dreams
Make me strong in faith, so I could teach them strength
Most of all, let me show them love and kindness
That they may learn of wisdom
As they become bright lights in the road they walk.
roseprayers blogs, 2010