The Specialties of Teachers

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No better tributes have been paid to any man on earth than to the teacher. East or West, everywhere he has been respected and worshipped. In the ancient India teacher was ranked next to God. In the West he is called, the "architect of nation", "maker of man", "the maker of history". Like the gardener, the caresses young human beings and looks after their physical, mental and social growth and development. It is said that God has created man after his won image, the teacher fashions the child, after his won image. It goes, "As the teacher, so is the pupil". According to the Hindu point of views, the child receives second-birth at the hands of the teacher. First birth,.the physical one front he parents. The teacher plays the most prominent role in moulding the habits, tastes and the character of pupils. He turns the child from animality to specialized human form. Books may teach a child, but the teacher educates. Manu the ancient Indian sage says, "A teacher is the image of Brahma, a father is the image of Prajapati, a mother is the image of Earth". The famous Indian- prayer runs that "The teacher is Brahma, the creator, he is God "Vishnu, he is God Maheswar. He is entire Universe, obeisance to teacher". Cicero said 2000 years ago : "What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth ?" His word spoken in Greece about 2000 years ago holds true even today, truly the quality of a nation depends upon the quality of" its teachers. Humayun Kabir says, "Teachers are literally the arbiters of a nation's destiny"- The Secondary Education Commission (1952-53) also points out "every teacher and educationist of experience knows that even the best curriculum and the most perfect syllabus remains dead unless quickened into life by the right methods of teaching and right kind of teachers". The opening sentence of the Kothari Commission Report speaks very high of teachers, "The destiny of India is now being shaped in her classroom". Whether...
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