A bit of light humour for this morning.
However; on a more serious note society’s perceptions are always changing:
After reading Connell’s (2007) article on teachers I find it to be an interesting insight into the world of teaching. Connell (2007) writes that teaching is a little understood occupation and that people in other jobs would perceive teaching to be a very easy task, which anyone can do. Society also forms opinions on the teaching occupation due to their own experiences as students. Those with good experiences hold teachers in good light, as professionals. Those with bad experiences often hold teachers as a semi professional or low-level occupation. There is also a widespread belief that teaching must be a soft job because classroom hours are shorter then the average for other occupation. Connell (2007) also argues how society perceives teaching is also due to the way media has presented teachers. These images are not only different but are also opposed. Teachers are represented as upholders of convention and sometimes rebels against it, sometimes authoritarian and brutal and sometimes freethinking agents of others’ freedom.