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The teachers role is very dynamic and versatile however there are quite a number of conflicting expectations they face about the roles they should play This makes the vocation of teaching one of the most challenging and demanding ones Along with teaching in their curriculum area the role of a teacher is to foster childrens interest and facilitate learning in a positive manner As a result the teacher has the ascribed roles of mentor or role model parent caregiver counsellor and a motivator to highlight a few In the society the teacher very often is given roles which he does not necessarily believe is his This often proves to be difficult for teachers as the teacher has to perform his prescribed roles as well as those that have been ascribed In a survey I conducted among teachers at the primary and secondary level schools the most recurring conflicting expectation teachers encountered involved the disciplining of students As teachers their job is to properly educate their students which means imposing punishments if necessary They explain that both their superiors and the parents expect them to assist in maintaining discipline among the students They note however that when they carry out this duty parents visit them unexpectedly and give vent to their frustrations at them for doing so Some parents are unhappy when teachers engage in disciplinary actions towards their child and as a result formulate complaints against the teachers or the school board They may even engage in lawsuits against the teacher One teacher at the Yallahs Primary School in St Thomas was very adamant when she commented I dont care what the students want to do here all I want to know is that I teach them what I have to This she said after recounting an experience she had with a parent for disciplining her child According to the parent the teacher did not appear as if she was capable of
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