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The teacher under pressure

Author(s): Hanna Komorowska
Subject(s): Education, Foreign languages learning, Language acquisition, Adult Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: language teacher; social pressures; teacher education; teacher appraisal
Summary/Abstract: The teaching profession suffers under a variety of pressures which – although typically analysed from the institutional point of view – spring not only from within educational institutions but also from governmental and contextual sources. Research and social debates result in demands placed upon educational systems and requirements to be met by teachers functioning therein. Postulates voiced by representatives of many humanistic disciplines, such as philosophy, sociology, psychology and pedagogy differ across space, time and political systems shaping tasks set by educational authorities, attitudes held by the society as well as expectations of parents and students. The paper identifies types of past and present demands placed on language teaching profession and examines teachers’ reactions, the degree of their autonomy, ways of preventing difficulty and strategies in conflict management.

  • Page Range: 13-26
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish