Exploring society's perceptions of teachers: the culture of teaching in eastern Newfoundland

Bourgeois, Kara Ann (2008) Exploring society's perceptions of teachers: the culture of teaching in eastern Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This critical study uses qualitative methods to study the phenomenon of whether or not the teachers in Eastern Newfoundland society are positively perceived and valued for their work. Fifteen participants were selected from a cross section of society to provide their perceptions. This research indicates teachers are not considered to be respected professionals by many members of Eastern Newfoundland society. -- The participants in this study believe that many members of society do not truly understand the complex nature of teaching and learning. The de-valuing of educators appears evident in the many challenges placed upon teachers such as the continuous downloading of work, inadequate funding, large class sizes, and increased abuse of teachers. It is believed these perceptions of teachers and the neglect of their challenging circumstances have lead to negative implications for teacher well-being and the successful delivery of education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9451
Item ID: 9451
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 246-252.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2008
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Teachers--Newfoundland and Labrador, Eastern--Public opinion; Teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador, Eastern--Public opinion

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